March 24, 2015

STEVE SPEARMAN – “HIPAA CHAT” Broadcast March 20, 2015

Published on Mar 23, 2015 On this month’s HITECH Answers HIPAA Chat, we discuss Self Auditing Requirements for HIPAA – Auditing Your Charts, Auditing Your Network. Learn more at     Thank you for registering for last Friday’s HIPAA Chat.  We are sorry you were not able to attend.  The whole March HIPAA Chat program can be found here.  Feel free to listen at your convenience.   In this month’s HIPAA Chat, we discussed “Self-Auditing”.  By self-auditing, we mean to differentiate it from an OCR or MU audit.  There are two HIPAA Security rules which directly address auditing (and […]
March 24, 2015


With the recent changes to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, organizations and their business associates must address how they’re compliant and what changes to make to minimize risks. The Omnibus Rule creates urgency for clinicians and administrative staff to use a HIPAA compliant secure messaging system. Sharing PHI over mobile devices requires more security than a standard SMS service offers. When selecting a vendor, it is important to ensure that any solution for communicating or storing PHI is properly documenting each exchange, in case of an audit. Worried about your organization and clinician staff not staying compliant? Assess the security of […]
March 12, 2015

AMS’s Stephen Salinas to speak at JDL HealthTech Seminar

Special JDL HealthTech Webinar Invitation You are invited to attend a webinar and online demonstration of an innovative solution that addresses these HIPAA requirements in an automated fashion, so that your staff don’t have to monitor manually (which is virtually an impossible task). Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015 Time:  12:30 to 1pm, Eastern Time To register:  In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn: The HIPAA requirements for monitoring user activity in your ePHI system The benefits of using an automated User Activity Monitoring solution How this automated solution works How it helps establish an immediate culture of compliance among […]
March 12, 2015

AMS SPHER to appear on HIPAA Chat

AMS SPHER’s Ray Ribble and Stephen Salinas will be guests in the Friday March 20th broadcast Register to listen here: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT HIPAA Chat is hosted by security expert Steve Spearman of Health Security  Solutions. This monthly event addresses your questions on:   HIPAA/HITECH Act Compliance   Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis   Mitigation          and more…       About Steve Spearman Steve Spearman is the Founder and Chief Security Consultant for Health Security Solutions. He has been employed in the healthcare industry since 1991, when he began working with […]
March 10, 2015

Breaking Down HIPAA Rules: Data Breach Notification

Author Elizabeth Snell   Recent headlines are bringing certain HIPAA rules and regulations to the forefront of healthcare, legal, and public discussion. In the wake of the Anthem data breach that potentially exposed the personally identifiable information of up to 78 million individuals, the data breach notification rule is becoming more prevalent. Questions are arising over how Anthem business associates are affected. Are those organizations obligated in the same way when it comes to notifying customers? What about notifying the authorities? Perhapssome healthcare entities see the Anthem situation and wonder what they would be obligated to do in a similar […]