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CynergisTek Provided Free HIPAA Training at 20 Events in 2014

regionals chart 2CynergisTek Continues to Offer Training at Educational HIPAA Compliance Workshops

CynergisTek furthered its commitment to educate and share our firsthand experience with the industry throughout 2014 by hosting 20 HIPAA Compliance Workshops across the country in addition to participating and presenting at national conferences such as HIMSS, HCCA and CHIME’s LEAD Forum. The series of HIPAA workshops was designed to help healthcare providers and vendors prepare in the new era of complex regulations, increased security challenges, and enforcement for failure to protect sensitive patient data. It also covered updates and guidance to prepare for the OCR random audits that were announced in Spring of 2014, as well as updates on the active CMS and OIG compliance audits.

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CynergisTek’s OCR Mock Audit Service

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CynergisTek offers a OCR Mock Audit service designed to verify healthcare organizations’ compliance with HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, and test audit readiness. CynergisTek’s OCR Mock Audit service is engineered to simulate the actual experience of a random audit conducted by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and is administered with the same strict approach and document requests as OCR to ensure audit readiness.

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OCR Issues New Guidance on Emergency Situations

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights

BULLETIN: HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations

In light of the Ebola outbreak and other events, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is providing a bulletin to ensure that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways in which patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an emergency situation, and to serve as a reminder that the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of patients’ health information (protected health information) but is balanced to ensure that appropriate uses and disclosures of the information still may be made when necessary to treat a patient, to protect the nation’s public health, and for other critical purposes.

OCR’s bulletin on HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations may be found by clicking here.
Additional guidance on HIPAA in Emergency Situations: Preparedness, Planning, and Response can be found here.

CynergisTek Continues to Support Industry Associations

Earlier this year CHIME invited CynergisTek to become a Foundation Firm member of its newest association, Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). AEHIS is designed to support and educate top healthcare IT security leaders, especially the CSO and CISO and is the first professional organization to exclusively serve senior Health IT security leaders. 

 

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Click here to learn more about CHIME and click here to learn more about AEHIS.


CynergisTek Names One of Top 3 Privacy and Security Assistance Firms

CynergisTek was recognized by KLAS® as one of three firms provider organizations are turning to most for privacy and security assistance in its “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges” report, released in May 2014. For further details, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports and view “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.”


What Our Customers Are Saying

 

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“CynergisTek is a trusted partner and provides exceptional service, offering the expert guidance on risk management that we need to sustain and improve our overall security posture.” –Chuck Podesta, Former Chief Information Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center

 

 

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“We decided to use CynergisTek’s VSM program because it goes way beyond other BAA management solutions. CynergisTek reviews my vendors’ risks and helps us ensure due diligence managing that risk.” Francois Bodhuin, Technology Director – ISO Information Systems, Inspira Health Network

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