What's trending on NP Privacy Partner

January 20, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Laurie T. Cohen, Valerie Breslin Montague, Steven M. Richard

OCR’s guidance stresses the importance of audit controls, the Joint Commission clarified that the use of text messages for patient care orders is not acceptable, NIST updates its cybersecurity framework and the outgoing DHS director warns of cyberattacks. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Health Care and HIPAA

OCR’s latest cyber awareness guidance emphasizes the significance of audit controls

HIPAA covered entities and business associates must protect audit trails from inappropriate interference and should use appropriate tools that maximize the use of data from such records.—Valerie Breslin Montague

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The Joint Commission clarifies use of text messaging for patient orders

The Joint Commission clarified that the use of text messages for patient care orders is not acceptable.—Laurie T. Cohen

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Corporate and Board Governance

The Sedona Conference® publishes its Data Privacy Primer

The Sedona Conference’s primer overviews the legal and regulatory issues confronting businesses in data privacy.—Steven M. Richard

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NIST updates Cybersecurity Framework

NIST has provided updated revisions to its widely followed Cybersecurity Framework, including enhanced focus on supply chains.—Steven M. Richard

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Outgoing DHS director warns of ongoing cyber threats

As the executive branch transfers leadership to a new administration, DHS Secretary Johnson notes the nation’s successes in confronting cyberthreats and the challenges ahead.—Steven M. Richard

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Getting help with ransomware – unlocking your files

It is likely that the occurrence of ransomware will continue to rise in 2017.—John G. Roman, Jr., CISSP

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