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March Newsletter

Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance, shared his vision for taking a strategic, business-oriented approach to cybersecurity in an interview at HIMSS17.  "What is missing in the cybersecurity dialogue?"


Industry News


81% of U.S. Healthcare Organizations Have Increased Security Spending in 2017

Thinking strategically about your cybersecurity investments is critical. Clearwater encourages all healthcare organizations to stop "spot welding" your cyber risk and compliance gaps and start proactively establishing a quality cyber risk management program. Read more on>

HIPAA Breach Notification Enforcement Action: U.S. announces first settlement of enforcement action for failure to timely report a data breach

HHS is setting a large prescedent by starting 2017 off with a $475,000 settlement for a potential violation of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. Read more on 

Security Cannot Be Bought 

Cybersecurity is not something that can be purchased. It’s a mindset and well-constructed program within an organization that keeps systems secure. Read more on

Talking Cybersecurity From A Risk Management Point of View

CenturyLink CSO David Mahon reflects on the evolution of the chief information security officer and why today's CISOs are increasingly adopting a risk-based approach to security. Read more on Information Week IT Network.

$5.5 Million HIPAA Settlement Shines Light On The Importance Of Audit Controls 

If you are concerned about audit controls or gaps in your HIPAA compliance program, Clearwater's suite of HIPAA compliance software and guidance from our team of experts can help.  Because who has $5.5 million in their budget to pay for a HIPAA violation? Read more on

Operationalizing Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations 

Clearwater's CEO, Bob Chaput was featured in the recently released EBOOK written in collaboration with Symantec and HIMSS Analytics.  Read the ebook on

Clearwater Compliance Joins Intel Health & Life Sciences to Offer Hospitals & Health Systems a New Cybersecurity Tool 

The new tool helps reduce breach risk and enables adoption of new technology to improve patient care.   Read more on


Clearwater Blog 

Read what our own industry experts have to say.  

Call for State Privacy Laws to Align with HIPAA

Clearwater's CCO, Mary Chaput's latest blog post was also featured in HFMA's blog!   Read it here on Clearwater's Blog. 


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 HIPAA Security Assessment Working Lab™

Tuesday's, March 7 & 14, 2017 | 1pm - 2:30pm CT

Clearwater’s interactive, educational series is back with 2 new sessions focusing on HIPAA Security Risk Assessments.  We will help you understand the requirements and show you how our AHA exclusively endorsed IRM|Security™ software can make your life easier.  Learn More>


Webinar: Operationalizing Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Unique Co-Hosted Webinar with SYMANTEC

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 12pm -1pm CT

David Finn, Symantec’s Healthcare IT Officer, and Bob Chaput, come together to reveal and discuss the findings from the “Healthcare IT Security and Risk Management Study” conducted by HIMSS Analytics.  Find out what healthcare leaders can do to address the gaps in risk management programs and shift their organization from a tactical and reactive mindset to a robust and sustainable risk-management program.  Learn more>

Webinar: The Critcal Difference | HIPAA Security Evaluation v. HIPAA Security Risk Analysis 

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 11am - 12:15pm CT

Many organizations struggle to understand the difference between the HIPAA Security Evaluation required at 45 CFR §164.308(a)(8) and the HIPAA Security Risk Analysis required at 45 CFR §164.308(a)(1).  The HIPAA Security Rule requires both assessments.  Learn More>

Webinar: Calculating the Cost of Data Breaches & Building a Business Case for a Cyber Risk Program

AHIA Partner Webinar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 12pm - 1:40pm CT

We’ll take a step-by-step approach to tallying the true cost of a healthcare data breach and discuss how to build a strong business case to protect ePHI and cyber security investments. When executives see how easily the total tab can reach $7 million or more, it should be much easier for them to get the funds needed to prevent or minimize the devastating consequences of a breach or cyber attack.  Learn More> 

CHiME & AEHiS Members - Plan Ahead! 

CHiME CIO Cybersecurity Virtual Symposium

June 15, 22, & 29, 2017 | 11am-1:00pm CT 

Curriculm designed for dedicated healthcare CIOs.  Register now to reserve your seat.  

AEHiS CISO Cybersecurity Virtual Symposium

July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 2017 | 11am-1:00pm CT

Curriculm designed for dedicated healthcare CISOs.  Register now to reserve your seat. NOT AN AEHIS MEMBER? Sign up at 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. 

National HIPAA Summit, Washington, DC | March 29-March 31, 2017 

Bob Chaput will be part of an executive panel in the "Healthcare Security Officer Best Practices Roundtable" session on day 2 of the Summit. Clearwater will also be exhibiting! Visit us at booth #10. 


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