EMAIL BREACH LEADS TO HIPAA FINE FOR SMALL CLINIC

Federal regulators have slapped a small provider of discounted medical and dental services to underserved patients in rural North Carolina with a $25,000 HIPAA settlement in a case involving an email breach that occurred nearly a decade ago. It’s only the second HIPAA settlement that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced this […]

WEARABLE SENSORS IN CLOTHES CAN MONITOR A PERSON’S VITAL SIGNS

The future of wearables is a smart one, with many companies and individuals focusing on how to incorporate them into day to day lifestyles to ameliorate our lives. A team of researchers from MIT has developed a small wearable that can be sewn into clothing and monitors the wearer’s vitals.  The lightweight sensor is even […]

SBA & TREASURY RELEASE PAYCHECK PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

Release Date:  Friday, May 15, 2020 Release Number:  20-41 Contact:  press_office@sba.gov Washington—Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, […]

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP COATING THAT CAN REPEL BLOOD, BACTERIA, VIRUSES

Masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential for protecting healthcare workers—however, the textiles and materials used in such items can absorb and carry viruses and bacteria, inadvertently spreading the disease the wearer sought to contain. When the coronavirus spread amongst healthcare professionals and left PPE in short supply, finding a way to […]

GADGET LETS YOU CLEAN AND CHARGE PHONE SIMULTANEOUSLY

While competitors focus on adding features like 3-in-1 charging, Lexon has another aim: to provide a well-designed and sanitising wireless charger with its new Oblio charging station. Lexon Oblio is Qi-certified, so it will be compatible with a majority of the devices that utilise wireless charging. Lexon’s website states that the Oblio is capable of charging most smartphones in approximately […]

MONTHLY HIPAA SECURITY OFFICER TIP

Vulnerability Scans As a Manager, you can divide your list of tasks into two categories: “ad-hoc” tasks and maintenance tasks. Examples of dealing with “ad-hoc” tasks include remediating gaps identified on a Risk Assessment and dealing with a security incident. There are also maintenance tasks that must be performed regularly. One example is tracking Employee […]