Windows XP End of Life

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Effective April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will no longer support XP and Office 2003 and effective July 7, 2015 Windows Server 2003. How does this affect your practice? According to HIPAA Security Rule section 164.308(a)(5)(ii)(B), organizations with sensitive personal health information must ensure: (B) Protection from malicious software (Addressable). Procedures for guarding against, detecting, and reporting malicious software.—HIPAA What does this …

HIPAA Enforcement Impacts Small Group Practices

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By: Greg Ewing, JD, MPH, DrBicuspid.com Contributing Editor March 19, 2014 — This Second Opinion originally ran on the Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform (TDMR) website. DrBicuspid.com appreciates them allowing us to reprint this column in its entirety. For more information, please visit the TDMR website. It is safe to say that covered entities and business associates alike have experienced three phases of HIPAA enforcement. …