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How Does Artificial Intelligence Help in Data Protection and HIPAA Compliance?

By Narendra Sahoo Cybercrimes have been prevalent in the financial industry for years. But, today hackers have shifted their focus towards the data-rich healthcare industry as their lucrative target. Despite stringent norms and regulations in place, data protection has been a huge challenge for the healthcare industry. With numerous data breach cases surfacing each year, …

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HIPAA and remote work: Top compliance risks to address

Compliance is a serious, enforceable matter – and must be properly addressed in the context of the workplace challenges and changes that have emerged amid the pandemic. By Louise Rains-Gomez This piece was co-authored with Thomas Hiney. The modern workplace is in the midst of a massive transformation. An estimated forty-four percent of employees are …

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From weaponized AI to threats against the vaccine rollout, here are 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2021

by Heather Landi  Could 2021 be the year that healthcare finally gets smart about cybersecurity? Many in the industry say real change needs to happen as the situation has become a matter of life and death. Hospitals are facing a new wave of ransomware attacks even as they also struggle to confront a nationwide surge …

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How Hospitals Are Handling Compliance In A Resource-Constrained Environment

By Nick Culburtson   CEO of Protenus, leveraging AI to reduce risk and improve patient trust for healthcare systems across North America. This past year, healthcare has experienced unprecedented obstacles and struggles, but it also has displayed its unparalleled strength. In a pandemic or national emergency, healthcare should always favor accessibility to data and collaboration …

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Merit Medical to Pay $18 Million Over False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Violations

By Thomas Sullivan In mid-October 2020, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (MMSI) agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute by paying kickbacks to physicians and hospitals to induce the use of MMSI products. As we covered in our September 2020 issue of our sister …

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Hospitals hit hardest by ransomware attacks, study says

“The biggest mistake they make is paying the ransom.” Jefferson GrahamUSA TODAY   Ransomware attempts jumped 50% in the last three months, over the first half of 2020, and hospitals and health care organizations were the hardest hit, according to a new study by Check Point research. With renewed focus on healthcare during the COVID …

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Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine

“Even before the pandemic, remote monitoring of chronically ill patients had been shown to cut emergency room visits, hospital stays, and costs, allowing medical professionals to intervene before a situation becomes dire.” By Moe Kelley Moe is a mobility expert with the Oliver Wyman Forum and a partner in the communications, media, and technology practice …

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Telemedicine takes big hit in federal healthcare fraud takedown in South Florida

BY JAY WEAVER OCTOBER 09, 2020 06:00 AM, UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2020 06:27 AM A Consumer Alert from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office concerned fake COVID-19 stimulus text messages. U.S. Health and Human Services said scam callers use COVID-19 to get Medicare information. BY CDC As the advertising folks like to say, telemedicine is …

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ARTICLE: HHS OCR Announces HIPAA Enforcement Actions & Data Regarding Hackers

“The best way for any provider to mitigate the risk of a cybersecurity incident and/or privacy violation is to have a third party conduct a comprehensive risk analysis.” Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA More than 500 individuals affected; five new enforcement actions published. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights …

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The 9 Biggest Technology Trends That Will Transform Medicine And Healthcare In 2020

By Bernard Marr Healthcare is an industry that is currently being transformed using the latest technology, so it can meet the challenges it is facing in the 21st century. Technology can help healthcare organizations meet growing demand and efficiently operate to deliver better patient care. Here are 9 technology trends that will transform medicine and …

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