Healthcare Cybersecurity News

QI’s Experts talk Cyber, HIPAA Compliance, and everything you need to know to keep your patients safe.

Annual Breach Notification Deadline Approaching


If you had a breach in 2017 that affected less than 500 individuals, the deadline to notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”)..

How To Protect Against Snooping

Snooping of Protected Health Information (“PHI”) is perhaps one of the largest causes of breaches.  Some studies estimate a quarter of all breaches..

DIY: HIPAA Enforcement

Jan 25, 2018 | Healthcare Compliance

I frequently write about HIPAA enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("OCR"). However, there..

Decrease Rate of Vulnerbility to Ransom Attacks in 2018

Jan 11, 2018 | Risk Analysis

A recent survey indicated some interesting trends in ransomware attacks against small-to-medium size businesses (“SMBs”). According to the survey of..

The Growing Interest In Access

Jan 11, 2018 | PHI Security

Having patients access their health records has important clinical benefits, which is a significant reason why it is a right patients are provided in ..

Guarding Against Fileless Ransomware Attacks

Fileless ransomware attacks are predicted to comprise 35 percent of all attacks next year, according to the Ponemon Institute

How to Protect Against the KRACK Vulnerability

The KRACK WIFI vulnerability was announced by security researchers and the US-CERT today. This vulnerability can affect every modern WIFI network and..

QI Express to Present at 89th Annual AHIMA Convention

Sep 29, 2017 | Press Releases

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Convention and Exhibit is taking place this year in Los Angeles. This annual five-day..

Where In The Cloud Is Your PHI?

Do you know exactly where that PHI is stored by the cloud provider?  In some instances the cloud storage vendor might store, backup, or process the PHI..

Emergency Preparedness Best Practices

In the wake of two damaging hurricanes, the topic of emergency preparedness is at the top of mind for many Covered Entities and Business Associates...