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April Newsletter


HIPAA Risk Analysis: OCR-Quality Audits 

Another opportunity to provide assurance to leadership

Clearwater executives, Bob & Mary Chaput co-authored an article recently featured in the Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors. 

The threat of ransomware continues to expand, and attention is on the healthcare industry. The more successful these attacks are, the more attacks there will be. You can help your organization protect itself by learning how hackers get into systems and ensuring that your organization has preventative controls in place.

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 Clearwater Blog 

Read what our own Clearwater industry experts have to say.  

A Cost-Effective Solution for Strengthening Cybersecurity 

   Read CFO & CCO, Mary Chaput's, latest work published by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) on Clearwater's Blog.  

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Industry News


Cybersecurity in Healthcare is Improving, But Not Fast Enough

The healthcare industry is the most cyberattacked industry, but many healthcare organizations continue to view cybersecurity as simply a HIPAA compliance issue | Read more on

FBI Warns Healthcare Entities of Threats to FTP Servers

Alert Follows a Similar Warning Last Year from HHS | Read more on

Panel OKs Plan for NIST to Audit Framework Implementation

The bill calls for NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) to assess federal agency compliance with its cybersecurity framework | Read more on

Latest Executive Order Draft Promotes Risk-Based Approach

Proposal Would Hold Agency Heads Responsible for IT Security | Read more on

What Can We Learn from HIPAA Settlements?

Former OCR Director Leon Rodriguez Analyzes Enforcement Trends|

Clearwater Sponsor-Most Wired Survey 2017

Bill Would Compel Firms to Say If CyberSec Expert Sits on Board

Legislation introduced in the Senate would require publicly-traded companies to disclose to regulators whether any members of their boards of directors have cybersecurity expertise | Read more on

New Mexico Set to Be 48th State with Breach Notification Law

New Mexico is on the cusp of becoming the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law, which would leave Alabama and South Dakota as the only states without such a statute | Read more on

Hospital Breach Lawsuit Gets Class-Action Status

Former Employee Was Sentenced in Related Medical identity Theft Case | Read more on

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

‘No one is thinking about a CT scanner or an MRI machine and seeing a launchpad for a broader attack.’ | Read more on

Clearwater Compliance Risk Analysis Working Lab 4 Sessions

Upcoming Clearwater Live Web Events

We offer a variety of live educational events to help you better understand Cyber Risk Management and HIPAA Compliance 


OCR-Quality Risk Analysis Working Lab™

Did you know 89% of OCR Resolution Agreements and Corrective Action Plans show FAILED RISK ANALYSES? You may be performing an annual Risk Analysis, but are you doing it in accordance with OCR?  

April 5, 12, 19, & 26 | 1pm - 2pm CT

Clearwater’s cutting-edge educational series is designed to remove the guesswork out of OCR’s criteria for risk analysis. Our faculty experts will guide you through the four interactive, hands-on lab sessions, utilizing Clearwater’s AHA-endorsed risk analysis and risk management software, IRM|Analysis™. Learn More> 

The Intersection of HIPAA & HR | Webinar

Data shows that your own employees unwittingly pose the greatest threat to your organization’s sensitive data.

Thursday, April 6 | 11pm - 12:15pm CT

Malicious intent is not required for a data breach to occur. Most employees are simply not aware of how their practices lead to data leakage.  Although most don’t think of HR when talking about HIPAA, there are many areas in which HR can reduce the risk of a data breach and play a critical role in your compliance program. Learn More> 

Clearwater & Intel's Security Readiness Program | Virtual Workshops

Session 1 | Program Introduction & Overview | Learn more about Clearwater & Intel's global program offering complimentary and confidential Security Readiness Workshops for hospitals & health systems

Monday, April 24 | 1pm - 2pm CT

Join us for Session 1 of 2 as we jointly introduce the Healthcare Security Readiness Program. When it comes to information security, breaches and ransomware are top of mind among healthcare organizations around the world. It is now more important than ever to ensure your breach security meets, and better yet, exceeds industry standards.  The insight and information gained from participating in this program is invaluable. Learn More> 

Session 2 How Does Your Security Compare?

Tuesday, May 23 | 1pm - 2:30pm CT

In Session 2, we will walk you through the interactive, complimentary, and confidential benchmarking survey tool that will analyze your current security posture and level of maturity. Results will display; security maturity, priorities, capabilities compared to similar healthcare organizations, as well as, identify gaps and opportunities for improvements. All will receive a confidential and thorough report summarizing recommendations on how to improve your security with a multi-year plan.  Learn More>

Clearwater's May 2017 HIPAA & Cyber Risk Bootcamp

CHIME & AEHIS Members - Plan Ahead! 

CHIME CIO 2017 Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium™ 

June 15, 22, & 29 | 11am-1pm CT | Curriculum designed for healthcare CIOs. Learn More>  

Not a CHIME member yet? Sign up first! 

AEHIS CISO 2017 Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium™

July 6, 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3 | 11am-1pm CT | Curriculum designed for healthcare CISOs. Learn More>

Not an AEHIS member yet?  Sign up now while membership is free!

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Clearwater In Person

Find out when and where CEO, Bob Chaput will be speaking live and in person at upcoming industry events. 

Regional HCCA Conference in New Orleans, LA | April 21 | 8:45-9:30am

Louisiana Regional HCCA Members, you don't want to miss Bob's presentation on, “Calculating the Cost of Data Breaches & Building a Business Case for a Cyber Risk Program.” 

Clearwater Solutions have earned the Exclusive-Endorsement of the AHA

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