Brexit Transition Period & GDPR Lead to ICO Warning
Feb17

Brexit Transition Period & GDPR Lead to ICO Warning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom has released a warning to companies to remind them that they must adhere to existing data protection legislation as the State completes its transition from being a European Union Member State. It is envisaged that the period of transition will come to a close by the final day of December 2020 and it is envisaged that the European Union’s General Data...

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Partially Completed Prescriptions of Schedule II Drugs Must in Tracked: HHS
Feb15

Partially Completed Prescriptions of Schedule II Drugs Must in Tracked: HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a final rule changing the HIPAA National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) D.0 Telecommunication Standard that obligates pharmacies to record partially completed prescriptions for Schedule II drugs. The modification is part of HHS efforts to manage opioid abuse in the United States and will supply a greater quantum of data that may help control impermissible refills...

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HIPAA Compliance Confirmed for Center for Counseling & Family Relationships
Feb13

HIPAA Compliance Confirmed for Center for Counseling & Family Relationships

A large counseling private practice located in Fort Worth, Texas has revealed that it has demonstrated compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules after completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process. The Center for Counseling & Family Relationships (CCFAM) used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution, The Guard, and helped by its...

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30,000 Patients Impacted in Fondren Orthopedic Group Malware Attack
Feb13

30,000 Patients Impacted in Fondren Orthopedic Group Malware Attack

Fondren Orthopedic Group, an association of private orthopedic surgery practitioners in Houston and the surrounding areas, experienced a cyberattack that affected certain parts of its IT system on November 21, 2019. In a substitute breach notice published on its website, the incident was referred to as a malware attack that damaged the medical records of specific patients. Quick action was taken to limit the infection and its systems...

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16,167 Patients Hit byt Hospital Sisters Health System Email Breach
Feb13

16,167 Patients Hit byt Hospital Sisters Health System Email Breach

Hospital Sisters Health System has recently found out that an email security breach in August 2019 may have lead to unauthorized people obtaining access to access emails and email attachments including the protected health information of 16,167 patients. Hospital Sisters Health System is a 15-hospital health network serving patients in Illinois and Wisconsin. Between August 6, 2019 and August 9, 2019, unauthorized people obtained...

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