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In May 2019, the City of Baltimore’s computer systems were taken down by EternalBlue, a ransomware attack. Unfortunately, this was their second attack within 14 months. Forced to choose whether to pay $76,000 to decrypt its data or suffer the time, money, and resources to recover and restore its

 

Leasing a car, taking out a loan, or buying a house are all things that many of us have been a part of at least once in our life. Each of these things include a large amount of paperwork and you are required to hand over sensitive personal information to another entity. An example of one of

 

Program year 2018 totals are in and M-CEITA successfully supported 592 attestations to the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program!

Enrollment for technical assistance for Program Year 2019 is ongoing and providers who have successfully attested to at least one year of program

 

Protecting patient information is a necessary duty for medical providers who are tasked to “first, do no harm.” In addition to its ethical priority, protecting patient information is required for health care organizations under the HIPAA Security Rule, the EHR Incentive Program, and the Merit-

 

In 2019, there have been 173 confirmed data breaches reported on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach portal. This time last year there were only 68 listed. So far, this has not been a good year for patient-related security incidents and after the

 

The Michigan Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program attestation system opened Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to accept submissions for Eligible Professionals (EP) attesting for the first time.

Who can submit now?

Providers who:
1) Successfully

 

The first annual National Care Transitions Awareness Day is set to raise awareness and promote action on the importance of safe and effective care transitions. CMS is hosting a day-long summit that features leaders and innovators in health care, as well as engaging and interactive speaker

 

Ransomware attacks might not be as frequent as in previous years. However, they still are a common attack vector in 2019. Recently, a Michigan medical practice was completely compromised due to a ransomware attack that not only locked the medical practice out of accessing patient health

 

In December 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices, a set of voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for the private sector that leverages the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to address

 

The State of Michigan recently announced that providers attesting to the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program will be required to report Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) data electronically using the Clinical Quality Measure Reporting and Repository Service (CQMRR, pronounced “skimmer