With over two decades of HIPAA history behind us, more than a decade of mandatory compliance and federal compliance enforcement, and a shortage of resources to help hospitals achieve compliance, the healthcare industry is still plagued by non-compliance issues every year—particularly regarding risk and access management.
To accommodate the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, HITRUST has released HITRUST CSF v11.2.0, updating its framework to include more pertinent concepts—one of the most notable additions is artificial intelligence (AI) risk management content.
If you’re in healthcare, you likely already know that maintaining HIPAA compliance requires a very thorough risk assessment. What you may not know is that HIPAA risk assessments are also an aspect of the law that is too often overlooked.
Though considered somewhat abbreviated in comparison to HITRUST’s other certification options, the HITRUST e1 Certification still represents a potentially beneficial path, particularly for those organizations that have already established their compliance programs.
Service providers—e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS—are currently seeing significant growth in the healthcare vertical, where they’re classified as “business associates” to the healthcare providers, insurers, and clearinghouses that are collectively referred to as “covered entities.” (Note that subcontractors to business associates are also classified as business associates.)
In American history, the Westward Expansion is an important theme of our 19th century. What began with 13 colonies that fought for American independence eventually—after many years—grew to include more places that held more people and different opportunities.
If you’ve ever owned a home in a neighborhood that has a homeowners association, you likely know that you have to pay those fees to avoid a lien being placed on your property, which could complicate your life in annoying ways. But on the flip side, paying those fees should mean you also reap the benefits like landscaping, community pool management, security, or maintenance.
Ever seen an Olympic runner trip during their race? They’re on the biggest stage, having done all that work, and then somehow, something goes wrong and their shining moment ends in heartbreak for whatever reason—an errant pebble on the track, accidental tangling with another competitor, too much or too little momentum.