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J u l y   N e w s l e t t e r 

Your Monthly Drip of Compliance & Cyber Risk Information 

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Prepare and Protect.  Happy 4th of July. 

The latest cyber attacks have demonstrated the critical and crippling effects of ransomware on systems across the globe.  "This speaks to the hyper connectedness of the industry--even if you are very careful and control your connections, you don’t know who those people are “talking” to." David Finn, Symantec

Unfortunately, this is the new "normal" in the healthcare IT industry, and these attacks just confirm what we know to be true...cyber risks are no longer just IT issues.  

PREPARE and PROTECT your patients, your data, and your organization.  #Petya won't be the last attack we see.


Prepare With Education 


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AEHIS CISO Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium

July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3 | 12-2pm CT

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AEHIS members can earn 12.5 CPEs by attending this educational event specifically designed for AEHIS CISOs.  If you are not an AEHIS member yet, enroll now while membership is free!  Can’t make it to all the sessions? That is OK!  All registrants will receive access to the recorded sessions and materials. 

OCR-Quality Risk Analysis Working Lab

July 11, 18, 25 & August 1 | 1-2pm CT

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Clearwater’s cutting-edge, complimentary educational series is designed to remove the guesswork out of OCR’s risk analysis criteria for ensuring cyber risk exposures are minimized.  All registrants will receive access to the recorded sessions and materials.

Complimentary Webinars

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Cybersecurity Webinar July 25

Clearwater recently earned the exclusive-endorsement & preferred provider status from Montana Hospital Association Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Montana Hospital Association.  To kick-off our new partnership, Clearwater CEO, Bob Chaput is presenting a unique webinar to help healthcare leaders proactively prepare and protect their most important assets.  Visit for more. 


Preparation Tools | Recently Released White Papers

White Paper | The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: 2017 Update

White Paper | J.P. Morgan: Healthcare Banking: Advice From The Front Lines of the Cybersecurity War 

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Preparation Tools | Compliance & Cyber Risk Management Blog

HIPAA Risk Analysis Tips | Questions & Answers from May 3rd Conversation with Former OCR Director Leon Rodriguez, Parts 6 and 7 have been recently posted!

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Preparation Tools | Industry Insights



HIT Think: 7 things to do to thwart the next ransomware attack

Yesterday’s ransomware attack again highlights the importance of cybersecurity vigilance.

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Petya Ransomware Attack: What Executives Need To Know 

"Just when business leaders thought they could relax after the WannaCry attack..." WSJ Pro Cybersecurity 


Ransomware attack at oxygen vendor affects 500,000 patients

Another example of why it is so important to have a strong Business Associate Plan in place.


Risk Analyses Must Include All Electronic PHI

ePHI breaches were involved in about three-quarters of all OCR corrective action cases to date.


HHS Publishes Much-Anticipated Cybersecurity Report

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force released its much-anticipated report on improving cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.   Read CHIME's executive summary or go directly to the full report.


Medical devices, patient safety and cybersecurity

The recent Ransomware event has focused attention on the fragile state of information systems across the globe. 

 As always, please let us know if we can help with any of your HIPAA compliance or cybersecurity challenges.