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Phishing:  Would your employees click on any of these emails?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/15/18 2:02 PM

Everyone thinks they won't click on a phishing link, but when we run tests, there's always someone who does!

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Tags: Microsoft Security Patches, cybersecurity, ransomware, training, HIPAA





Texting, eMail, and HIPAA

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/12/18 1:15 PM

At the HIMSS Healthcare IT Conference last week in Las Vegas, Roger Severino, Director of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA enforcement agency, made some news when he said that health care providers may share Protected Health Information (PHI) with patients through standard text messages. Providers must first warn their patients that texting is not secure, gain the patients’ authorization, and document the patients’ consent.  Note that this only applies to communications with patients.

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Tags: Compliance, cybersecurity, data security, HIPAA





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