In the October edition, read CEO Bob Chaput's featured article and learn about building the business case to get the necessary budget for cybersecurity.  And, learn what the latest Ponemon study reveals about the astonishing number of cyber attacks healthcare organizations are experiencing! As always...great opportunities for HIPAA compliance and cyber security education.

Calculating the True Cost of a
Healthcare Data Breach

In this article, written by our CEO, Bob Chaput, that recently appeared in this top tier publication, we take a step-by-step approach to tally the true cost of a healthcare data breach. When CIOs see how easily the tab can reach $7 million or more, it should be much easier to build a case to get the funds needed to prevent or minimize the devastating consequences of a breach. 

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According to the study, healthcare organizations are experiencing an average of 11.4 cyber attacks per year. Further, almost half of the respondents (48 percent) said their organizations have experienced an incident involving the loss or exposure of patient information in the past 12 months.


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This white paper highlights how information security and patient safety are linked, identifies emerging PHI-related threats to patient safety, documents relevant incidents and the lessons that can be learned from them, and suggests how hospitals can enhance their risk management approach to better protect patients against new cybersecurity-related threats to patient safety.

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Joining AEHIS, is not only easy, it’s free!

The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) is the only professional organization focused on supporting the healthcare industry's security executive community.  AEHIS provides professional development and educational resources on important healthcare security issues, as well as an environment where senior security leaders can communicate with, inform and educate one another.
Interested? For more information and to join, visit or contact Candice Stuckey at AEHIS looks forward to welcoming you aboard and helping you leverage your membership as an important resource in your career.
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November HIPAA Education


HIPAA and Cyber Risk Management BootCampTM

3 three-hour sessions | November 4th, 11th, 18th

Designed for busy professionals, the Clearwater HIPAA and Cyber Risk Management BootCamp™ distills the critical information you need to know about the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules.

Additionally, the sessions will assist you in establishing, implementing and maturing your cyber risk management program. The BootCamp™ focuses on the most pressing issues facing Covered Entities and Business Associates today, instilling in its attendees the steps your organization can take to not only comply with HIPAA, but how to create an overall cybersecurity risk management program that enables your organization to manage information-related risks.

Hundreds of professionals just like you have attended the BootCamp™ and left with the knowledge to confidently lead their company’s HIPAA compliance and cyber risk management programs. Join us – and you can do the same.  Register now for our next virtual BootCamp™. Enjoy the convenience of three expert sessions delivered online.

Health care Information Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions from Clearwater Compliance LLC have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.
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