February 17, 2009  6:44 PM

“Electronic Medical Records” or “Ready – Fire – Aim!”

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Compliance, data security, HIPAA, medical identity theft, Privacy

What happens when we build a national database, with everyone's health records? Will everyone get better, less expensive healthcare? That's the impetus for funding a portion of the stimulus bill to push more health providers into the electronic age. There are three items to consider, and they...

December 24, 2008  7:14 PM

Getting What You Pay For…..2008

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Admins and Auditors, Compliance, Database security, HIPAA, IT audit, SAS 70, Security, Tearing My Hair Out

In my travels as an auditor this year, I've visited 15 states and seen approximately 20 different networks, both LAN and WAN. I've audited hospitals, lotteries, racetracks, banks, small businesses, large online retailers, metal fabricators, telco service bureaus and health care service...

November 25, 2008  2:57 PM

Data Breaches and Business Liability Part I

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Compliance, Data Breaches, HIPAA, Identity theft, IT audit, PCI DSS, Security

The most significant financial impact of identity theft has yet to be examined. I believe that the risks to business and other institutions now include legal, reputation, financial and compliance risks that cannot be transferred. Victims of identity theft are looking to recoup their financial...

March 18, 2008  6:53 PM

More on Medical Identity Theft – New California Law Requires Breach Notification

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Compliance, HIPAA, Identity theft, Security

Can you tell I got behind on my hardcopy reading? I just caught Rebecca Herold's fine article in the Computer Security Alert of 2/2008 (a CSI monthly newsletter well worth getting, bye the bye, for the quality of the articles) concerning one of the...

March 13, 2008  8:26 PM

“Medical” Identity Theft – New (to me) and Scary

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Database security, HIPAA, Identity theft, Security

A recent story in Government Technology magazine educated me on exactly what "medical identity theft" is and what the risks are. Although the article focused on Medicaid and Medicare fraud, the statistics and risks made for scary reading. And it...


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