Upcoming Healthcare News

Every once in a while, I like to share upcoming healthcare news.  As we know, healthcare is changing constantly and keeping up with all of the rules and regulations could be challenging.  Below is information that was released by Medicare, … Read More

MD Anderson Fined

This breach breaks my heart.  Today’s headlines read:  MD Anderson Fined $4.3 million for HIPAA violations.  Why does this break my heart?  For two reasons.  One, is because I would rather they use that money to help cancer patients, and two, … Read More

5 NIST Framework Core Functions

5 NIST Framework Core Functions are defined below. This is not a blueprint for performing security assessments, but will definitely help with the end result. 1,  Identify – With this function you will develop an organizational understanding that will help … Read More

Reboot Your Router

FBI advises to reboot your router.  Cisco’s Talos Security Team has identified a new threat, and it’s a nasty one impacting more than half a million consumer-grade routers in the US.  According to the Talos Team’s report, the new malware … Read More

ONC Challenges EMR Vendors

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is challenging all EMR/EHR vendors.  They are launching what they call a safety challenge, calling on all vendors to work with their software developers to create an app to help users identify safety … Read More

MIPS 101

MIPS 101 is really just a quick overview of what in involved in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.  Because CMS is required to implement quality payment incentives (Quality Payment Program) to reward values and outcomes, it uses the MIPS system … Read More

SamSam is Back

It looks like SamSam is back.  Not that it ever really went away.  It a report published in Healthcare IT News they talk about how SamSam is back and still pummeling the healthcare industry.  Hackers have hit at least eight … Read More

Cybercriminals Targeting IoT

In 2018 we will see a lot of cybercriminals targeting IoT along with smaller healthcare providers.  Ransomware breaches in healthcare jumped up to 89 percent in 2017, compared to the year before. In 2017 a  new study performed by Cryptonite … Read More

Stage 3 Medicaid Tip Sheet

Stage 3 Medicaid tip sheet for protecting patient health information. Medicaid Tip Sheet Conducting or reviewing a security risk analysis to meet the standards of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule is included in the … Read More

Banning Kaspersky

I can’t say I am surprised to hear this.  The US Government is banning Kaspersky.  I was at a conference last month in Orlando with other managed service providers, and there was a whisper among my peers that Kaspersky had … Read More