In this November edition, read CEO Bob Chaput's featured article that shares insights on how the OCR is stepping up its level of investigations and recommends the NIST framework and IRM process.  In addition, learn more about Clearwater's new service to fight ransomware and other incidents.


In this article, author and CEO Bob Chaput, advises organization to "get their act together" and cites that the OCR has eliminated the classic excuse "we never thought of that"! The new Audit Protocol anticipates that healthcare organizations will protect against reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security/integrity of ePHI (which now include criminal hacks and ransomware). 

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The intent is to help healthcare CIO and CISOs improve IT compliance and risk management posture, as well as information risk management.


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A triptych of experts share insights and advice about cyber threat intelligence sharing, plotting a security strategy and safeguarding data against attacks.


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Clinical quality measures that are being scrutinized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission are driving providers to work smarter, not just harder, to meet ever-increasing regulatory burdens, and technology is playing its part.


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With the proliferation and widespread adoption of cloud computing solutions, HIPAA covered entities and business associates are questioning whether and how they can take advantage of cloud computing while complying with regulations protecting the privacy and security of electronic protected health information (ePHI).


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The Do's & Don'ts of passwords. NIST's Special Publication 800-63-3: Digital Authentication Guidelines offers a number of new guidelines for organizational password policies.  You can read the full article by clicking READ MORE or see a summary of the article here.  


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Information security and cyber risk management has become an essential component of ensuring patient safety. Concurrently, the threat environment for healthcare organizations has significantly changed and expanded.


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3 three-hour sessions | November 3rd, 10th, 17th

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.

Register now for our next virtual BootCamp™. Enjoy the convenience of three expert sessions delivered online.

 HIPAA & Cyber Risk Management
November Live Web Events

November 2 - OCR's Phase 2 Audits & How Best to Prepare

November 8 - American Hospital Association: Enhance Efforts to Improve Cyber Security 

November 9 - How to Implement A Strong, Proactive HIPAA Business Associate Risk Management Plan

November 29KLAS Security Advisory Services 2016: Which Firms Are Helping Providers Sleep At Night? 

These events provide valuable information on a range of HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity related topics and allow attendees to gain insider insight and learn industry best practices. 


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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