There are several privacy, security and compliance topics making headlines and trending across the healthcare IT industry. For example, the industry continues to face evolving cyber threats, OCR's HIPAA audit program is in progress, more penalties were issued for non-compliance, and we discussed advanced offensive assessments on our blog. Read our latest newsletter to catch up on some of the top headlines from around the industry and at CynergisTek.
The Evolving Data Security Threat Facing Healthcare Organizations
In this article from Healthcare Informatics, our CEO Mac McMillan discusses why healthcare organizations should maintain a high state of security readiness and the measures they should focus on to prevent hackers from gaining access to and extracting data.
167 Healthcare Organizations to Be Audited Through OCR Audit Program
In this article from SearchHealthIT, CynergisTek's David Holtzman discusses the latest developments related to the OCR's HIPAA audit program, noting that the document requests "require an extensive amount of documentation in a short period of time."
Following a $2.75 million OCR penalty issued against the University of Mississippi Medical Center, David Holtzman predicts that 2016 will be "the year of the blockbuster HIPAA enforcement settlements," and provides analysis of the increase of enforcement actions we have seen so far this year.
We've Expanded Our Executive Team By Adding Clyde Hewitt as VP of Security Strategy
We are excited to announce that we have expanded our executive team with the addition of Clyde Hewitt as Vice President of Security Strategy. Hewitt brings more than 30 years of relevant experience to his new role. He will provide strategic direction for the company's information and cybersecurity services and will also serve as senior security advisor to the company's growing roster of healthcare clients.
Have you attended one of our Privacy & Security Workshops? CynergisTek hosted 11 privacy and security workshops during the first half of this year. Nearly 80% of attendees found it very or extremely educational.
CynergisTek executives are speaking at several conferences and webinars in the next few months, including several CHIME LEAD Forums, AHIMA National Conference and NCHICA Annual Conference. CynergisTek is also providing several free HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshops across the nation. Click here for more details on all upcoming educational events.