Tag: risk management

Q&A: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in 2019

Diversity and inclusion are critical to the cultural and fiscal health of any organization, and there are multiple studies that show the advantages of active diversity and inclusion practices. But how many organizations are benefiting from such advantages?

Q&A: A Few Questions about Severance Agreements

Are your severance agreements up to snuff? Here we will look at the answers to two questions about severance agreements. First, once an employee signs and takes the money, that’s the end of that, right? Second, should you always give severance pay to an employee that is getting fired or laid off? David B. Monks, […]

Are You Ready for the GDPR? Many Are Not

While the lead up to the enforcement date of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was highly publicized, a recent survey suggests that most U.S. companies are unprepared to comply … if they’re aware at all. The May 2018 online survey was conducted by CompliancePoint, an information security and risk management firm. […]

Risk Analysis, Management Among Major Problems Found in HIPAA Audits

Security risk analysis and risk management were among the most acute compliance problems found by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its recent desk audits of covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Repeated Breaches Result in $3.5M HIPAA Settlement

A major renal care provider agreed to $3.5 million to resolve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security allegations arising from a series of data breaches at five different facilities over a 5-month span in 2012.

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HIPAA Violations Cost Company $2.3 Million

21st Century Oncology, Inc. (21CO) has agreed to pay $2.3 million in lieu of potential civil money penalties to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and adopt a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and […]

Having AED at your workplace can save lives, shield you from liability

by Jeremy Thompson The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. People who have heart disease are at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), but a person who appears healthy and has no known heart disease or other risk factors can also suffer SCA. According to the U.S. Department of […]