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Embarrassment, Career Suicide, or Jail

What You Can Learn from the Russian Army, the US Navy, and a Suspended Nurse by Mike Semel Originally published by: The General Counsel at one of our clients is […]

Are You Investing Enough in IT Security?

By Mike Semel Originally published by Would you put a $ 10 fence around a $ 100 horse? Does it make sense to put a $ 100 fence around a $ 10 horse? For […]

HIPAA May be the Least of Your Compliance Worries

Originally Published at     Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome Mike Semel as the latest addition to the Healthcare Scene blog team.  We’ve been working with Mike for quite a while […]

Slow Learners Teach Big Lessons – $2 Million State HIPAA Penalty

Published at   Slow Learners Teach Big Lessons – $2 Million State HIPAA Penalty Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome Mike Semel as the latest addition to the Healthcare Scene blog team.  […]

Business Associates NOT Responsible for Clients’ HIPAA Compliance

Originally Published at   Business Associates are NOT Responsible for Clients’ HIPAA Compliance, BUT You Still Might Be At-Risk “Am I responsible for my client’s HIPAA compliance?” “What if I […]

MSPs/Cloud Services NOT Responsible for Clients’ HIPAA Compliance

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR HIPAA LIABILITY MSP’s & Cloud Services are NOT Responsible for Your Clients’ HIPAA Compliance, BUT You Still Might Be At-Risk by Mike Semel […]

States Strengthen Data Breach Laws & Regulations

By Mike Semel Originally published by If your cyber security and compliance program is focused on just one regulation, like HIPAA or banking laws, many steps you are taking are […]

HIPAA Cloud Bursts

Published at New Guidance Proves Cloud Services Are Business Associates   It’s over. New guidance from the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR) confirms that cloud services that store patient […]

BIG $$$ HIPAA Fines Carry BIG Messages! (updated)

7 Critical Lessons You Should Learn  By Mike Semel, August 17, 2016 The ‘HIPAA Police’ are on a rampage. In 2015 there were just over $ 6 million in penalties. […]

The 7 HIPAA Audit Items the Feds Selected

HIPAA Audits Have Begun & Will Your Business Associates Cause You to Fail?                 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that […]

"Even though I serve both as the county IT director and the HIPAA Security Officer, I would not have been able to identify some of the issues you uncovered. As an outside organization you were able to gather information objectively, and offer a perspective I could not have gotten using internal resources. Your certifications in HIPAA and Security enabled you to ask the right questions, and relate your findings directly to the HIPAA rules."
Ken Peaslee, Director, Information Technology
County of Steuben, NY

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