Healthcare Compliance News

Over 602,000 Individuals Affected by Numotion Ransomware Attack

United Seating and Mobility, L.L.C. is a company selling wheelchair and mobility equipment and is also known as Numotion. On March 2, 2024, Numotion found that an unauthorized third party got access to its computer network and encrypted files using…

HIPAA Compliance News

Record High Cyber Insurance Claims Reported in 2023

A recent study by the insurance company Marsh mentioned the high number of claims on cyber attacks submitted against insurance plans in North America in 2023. Over 1,800 claims had been filed with Marsh from customers in the U.S. and…

HITECH Act Compliance

What are the Goals of the HITECH Act?

The goals of the HITECH Act are to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient safety, while also addressing privacy and security concerns associated with electronic health information exchange. The…

What does HITECH mean in medical terms?

In medical terms, HITECH, which stands for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, refers to a set of regulations and initiatives introduced in the United States to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs)…

How did HITECH strengthen HIPAA?

HITECH strengthened HIPAA by introducing provisions that required the implementation of electronic health records, increased penalties for non-compliance, established breach notification requirements, and promoted the adoption of advanced security measures to safeguard protected health information, resulting in an enhanced overall…

Texas HB-300 News

Texas HB 300 Patient Rights

Texas House Bill 300, also known as the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, outlines and safeguards the rights of patients in the state by providing them with the authority to access and control their medical records, ensuring the confidentiality and…

Texas HB 300 Requirements for Healthcare Providers

Texas HB 300, also known as the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, imposes strict requirements on healthcare providers operating in the state, mandating safeguards for protected health information, including the implementation of privacy policies, employee training programs, and security measures…

Data Breach Notification Best Practices in Texas HB 300 Compliance

To comply with Texas HB 300, organizations handling sensitive personal information are advised to adhere to data breach notification best practices, including promptly investigating and identifying security incidents, notifying affected individuals and relevant authorities in a timely manner, providing detailed…

OSHA Compliance News

What are the Penalties for Non-Compliance with OSHA Regulations?

Non-compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations can result in penalties for employers, including monetary fines, citations, increased scrutiny, potential legal action, and in extreme cases, temporary or permanent shutdown of the workplace, emphasizing the importance of adhering…

What are OSHA violation cases in healthcare?

In healthcare, OSHA violation cases may involve issues such as inadequate training on infectious disease control, improper handling and disposal of biohazardous materials, failure to provide and use personal protective equipment, lack of proper ergonomic measures to prevent musculoskeletal injuries,…

What are the benefits of OSHA compliance?

OSHA compliance ensures a safer and healthier workplace environment by reducing occupational hazards, preventing accidents and injuries, promoting employee well-being, minimizing legal risks and associated costs, enhancing overall organizational efficiency, and promoting a positive corporate image. Occupational Safety and Health…

Healthcare Vendor News

Digital Health News

Enhanced FTC Regulations Target Privacy in Digital Health Apps

In a move to strengthen consumer protection and enhance transparency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized revisions to its Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR), targeting digital health applications that handle sensitive personal health information. These changes are designed to…

Healthcare Regulation News

Healthcare Cybersecurity News

Survey Reveals Alarming Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity

A new report published by Censinet, KLAS Research, the American Hospital Association, Health-IASAC, and the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council has revealed insights into the current state of cybersecurity preparedness within the healthcare sector. The report, compiled through…

Survey Finds Virtual Care Adoption Reaches 76% Among Respondents in 2023

A recent survey conducted by Rock Health, titled "The New Era of Consumer Engagement: Insights from Rock Health’s Ninth Annual Consumer Adoption Survey," has revealed insights into consumers attitudes towards health data-sharing. Focused on 2023, the survey reflects the transformative…

Petersen Health Care Declares Bankruptcy After Ransomware Attacks

Petersen Health Care, recognized as a leading operator of nursing homes in the United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection following a series of cyberattacks and defaults on government-backed loans. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, the company includes an expansive network…