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Radiology professionals must use and share protected health information while safeguarding privacy — a task complicated by the emergence of AI.

Health care organizations participate in the sharing and even the selling of patient data under the guise of deidentifying the contents.

https://www.radiologytoday.net/archive/rt0419p6.shtml


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Healthcare organizations and their business associates that want to share protected health information must do so in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which limits the possible uses and disclosures of PHI, but de-identification of protected health information means HIPAA Privacy Rule restrictions no longer apply.​

https://www.hipaajournal.com/de-identification-protected-health-information/


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Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with HIPAA


Make sure to familiarize yourself with these standards

Companies can't have access to your medical information without your permission or meeting these key de-identification standards: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/special-topics/de-identification/. You'll want to familiarize yourself with these standards and take advantage of Info Incognito's data de-identification and data masking services to make sure your information is truly secure.

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U.S. Senator, Mark. R. Warner (D-VA) has written to the Director of the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, Roger Severino, expressing concern over the HHS response to the mass exposure of medical images by U.S. healthcare organizations.

https://www.hipaajournal.com/sen-warner-demands-answers-from-hhs-over-apparent-lack-of-response-to-major-pacs-data-breach/


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Six Good Reasons to De-Identify Data


Keeping your data private is of the utmost importance

Companies that do not secure their private data could face severe penalties for liability, legal, and privacy issues. Rebecca Herold has listed six reasons why de-identifying data is of the utmost importance: http://giantwww.infosecisland.com/blogview/20927-Six-Good-Reasons-to-De-Identify-Data.html. Avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits by allowing Info Incognito to protect your data. 


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The History of Data Breaches

Data Breaches are increasing, but aren't exactly new

Large-scale data breaches have been a serious problem for over a decade. Read up on the history of data breaches from 2005 onward at: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/history-data-breaches. Info Incognito's professional data de-identification and data masking services help to ensure that your sensitive data doesn't end up on this list.

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De-identification at Your Fingertips

October 2019 Healthcare Data breach report 

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Study Suggests HIPAA Data De-identification Improvements Required


The way healthcare providers de-identify data must advance.

A recent study shows that rule-based de-identification practices, the method used by most health care providers, is not sufficient to keep patients' data safe. http://www.hipaajournal.com/study-suggests-hipaa-data-de-identification-improvements-required-3212/ Info Incognito utilizes a fool-proof data masking technique to keep private data protected. 


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New HIPAA Guidance on De-Identifying Protected Health Information


Know how to keep your medical information secure

Your private health information must meet the following new standards of de-identification: http://www.physicianspractice.com/blog/new-hipaa-guidance-de-identifying-protected-health-information. In addition to professional data masking services in support of Safe Harbor, Info Incognito also supports the HIPAA Expert Determination Method using a risk-based methodology. This helps ensure the security of your private information.

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Senate COVID-19 Bill Addresses De-identified Information. 

Thune, Wicker, Moran, Blackburn Announce Plans to Introduce Data Privacy Bill.


“While the severity of the COVID-19 health crisis cannot be overstated, individual privacy, even during times of crisis, remains critically important.”​​https://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/4/thune-wicker-moran-blackburn-announce-plans-to-introduce-data-privacy-bill


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GDPR Requirements for US companies


A new European data privacy and security law – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – has been introduced, and while this law applies in Europe, there are also GDPR requirements for US companies, including for organizations in the healthcare sector: 

https://www.hipaajournal.com/gdpr-requirements-for-us-companies/


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The Hidden Trade in Our Medical Data: Why We Should Worry


Protecting your medical data may be more important than you realize

Anonymized medical data can be legally traded as long as the patient's name, birth date, and social security number isn't involved. Everything else is fair game. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hidden-trade-in-our-medical-data-why-we-should-worry/ If that concerns you, let Info Incognito help keep your private data safe.

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Why Businesses Must Adhere to FTC Act and HIPAA Privacy Rule


New rules for ensuring that private data remains private

Make sure to familiarize yourself with these new FTC and HIPAA regulations on sharing consumer health data: http://healthitsecurity.com/news/why-businesses-must-adhere-to-ftc-act-and-hipaa-privacy-rule. At Info Incognito, we take data privacy regulations seriously and help your business adhere to every guideline to the letter. 


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HIPAA compliance: The case for data virtualization and masking


Patient data is one of the most important things a health care provider can protect

In a world where data breaches are more prevalent than ever, companies must take every step to ensure their sensitive data is secure: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/hipaa-compliance-case-data-virtualization-and-masking. Info Incognito's data masking services can help. 


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How Secure is Your Data?


Over 85 million records were breached in 2014

Almost 1/4 million records are breached on a daily basis, costing businesses close to $4 million per occurrence. Info Incognito can help to make sure you are protected, as you simply cannot afford to remain vulnerable to security threats. 


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HIPAA audits on the rise: The violation you need to focus on now


If you don’t comply with these regulations, your company could face serious consequences

Make sure your company conforms to HIPAA's rules and regulations, and this one in particular: http://www.hrmorning.com/hipaa-audits-on-the-rise-the-violation-you-need-to-focus-on-now/. Failing to take account of every regulation could lead to devastating consequences, so let Info Incognito protect you today.  


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$3.2 Million HIPAA Civil Monetary Penalty for Children’s Medical Center of Dallas


Exploring the consequences of leaving personal data unsecured

 The Children's Medical Center of Dallas learned the hard way that failure to secure private data can be very costly: http://www.hipaajournal.com/3-2-million-hipaa-civil-monetary-penalty-childrens-medical-center-dallas-8673/. Don't let the same thing happen to you. Let Info Incognito secure your private data today. 


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Are companies paying enough attention to cybersecurity?


Keep your information secureAllowing others easy access to your private information is never a good idea. Should you feel comfortable with how seriously companies are taking this threat? http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/27924/are-companies-paying-enough-attention-to-cybersecurity At Info Incognito, we are committed to utilizing our professional data loss prevention services to keep your data safe. 


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Advocate to pay $5.5 million over data breach: record HIPAA settlement


A cautionary tale

Organizations that do not secure their private medical data could be subject to heavy fines and penalties: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-advocate-settlement-privacy-0805-biz-20160804-story.html. De-identify your private medical data and avoid these messy situations today with Info Incognito's patented data-making services.


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​COVID-19 Coalition


COVID-19 HEALTHCARE COALITION FORMS TO SUPPORT THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND HELP PROTECT U.S. POPULATIONS


Using aggregated de-identified data—from clinical insights to resource requirements like beds and ventilators—and coordinate the response across a range of organizations. https://www.mitre.org/news/press-releases/covid-19-healthcare-coalition-forms-to-support-the-us-healthcare-system-and-help


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BREACH Report


This month takes the total number of breached healthcare records in 2019 past the 38 million mark. According to the HIPAA Journal, there was a 44.44% month-over-month increase in healthcare data breaches in October 2019. 


There were 18 hacking/IT incidents reported in October involving 501,847 healthcare records. 

https://www.hipaajournal.com/october-2019-healthcare-data-breach-report/


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