Knowledge Base

Data Breach Knowledge Base

The rules and regulations around maintaining privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) are always changing. Achieving compliance is critical. We have the resources and expertise to help you get there. Below is a list of industry terms and their meanings.

HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule 2013
Published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule is landmark legislation that affects nearly every aspect of patient privacy and data security. It encompasses four rules:

  1. Modification of HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules to include HITECH requirements
  2. Modification of the Breach Notification Rule
  3. Modification of the HIPAA Privacy Rule regarding the Genetic Information Discrimination Act of 2008
  4. Additional modifications to the HIPAA Rules

What is a HIPAA / HITECH Risk Assessment Tool
A HIPAA / HITECH Risk Assessment tool enables entities to perform an objective and consistent risk assessment to decide if the incident is a breach or not and to identify all their notification obligations given the HIPAA and a myriad of state rules.

Meaningful Use: Security Risk Analysis:
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act established a program for doctors, health care professionals and hospitals to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt and meaningfully use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. In order to qualify for the Meaningful Use incentive program, eligible participants must prove they are “meaningfully using” the EHR technology and have met a set of criteria regarding the accessibility, accuracy and security of the data.

HIPAA And Compliance
Healthcare privacy is a critical issue for all providers, payors and other organizations in the medical community today. Patient expectations of privacy are expanding, and regulatory scrutiny and enforcement is growing.

HIPAA And Security
HIPAA and the subsequent HITECH Act mandate the protection of personal patient information.

Cyber Liability - Privacy Liability Insurance - Breach Insurance
The costs of a data breach can be significant and are always unexpected. Cyber Liability coverage is one step organizations can take to offset these exorbitant costs and respond in a way that will minimize the reputational, legal, and financial damage to their business.

What is Data Breach Preparedness?
Data breaches are increasing in frequency according to recent reports and have become a serious issue that organizations across all industries must address. While organizations need to ensure that customer, patient and employee data is well-secured; they must also plan for a possible breach incident.