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Eagle Consulting assists hospitals and physician practices with HIPAA compliance, IT security and incentive programs.

Our specialties include supporting physician practices with MIPS/MACRA and Meaningful Use, healthcare IT consulting, and helping health providers, agencies, and business associates with HIPAA Privacy, vulnerability analysis, and Security compliance.

We Keep You Informed…

Ransomware Still a Threat to Government Agencies.

Ransomware remains a threat to governments all across the country, and recovery is a tremendous financial burden, as seen in the recent attack on Atlanta.

Private Legal Actions for “HIPAA Violations” Gain Momentum

Confidentiality violations are leading to civil lawsuits in addition to HIPAA enforcement actions. Until recently, courts have dismissed civil actions against healthcare providers for conduct...

Phishing and Eagle’s New Security Awareness Program

Phishing is a big threat to healthcare, and employees are the weak link. You need regular, effective security awareness training for staff. Eagle can help.

Email Encryption Considerations for DD Boards

Email encryption is a major area of non-compliance for DD boards. Read more to explore some of the typical challenges and a possible solution.

Allied Physicians Among SamSam’s Latest Victims

Allied Physicians, a 40-physician practice in South Bend, Indiana, was attacked by a particular strain of ransomware called SamSam. Allied Physicians discovered the ransomware on May 17 and shut...

Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare on the Rise

Cyber-attacks on healthcare providers increased from 2016 to 2017, and are still trending upwards. Extensive private data plus inadequate security makes healthcare organizations attractive targets for attackers and, all too often, victims of their own errors.

Urgent Threat: VPNFilter Malware Affects Hundreds of Thousands of Internet Routers

VPNFilter malware infected over 500k routers to intercept internet traffic, steal passwords, pass malware onto your network, and create botnets.

MIPS Strategy: Topped Out Measures

During 2018, CMS has classified six of the MIPS quality measures “topped out” which makes achieving a high final score a bit tougher. In subsequent years, more measures will become topped out so providers will need to identify new measures in order to achieve the same MIPS final score.

MIPS: Small Practices May Claim a “Promoting Interoperability” (ACI) Exception

New for MIPS in 2018 is the “Significant Hardship Exception” for small practices, which exempts them from the “Promoting Interoperability” category. While claiming the exception will reduce cost and labor, practices should do a breakeven analysis to determine if it is profitable to complete the PI category.

“Meaningful Use” and “Advancing Care Information” renamed “Promoting Interoperability”

CMS has renamed its various EHR incentive programs to “Promoting Interoperability”. The Meaningful Use and Advancing Care Information names will be dropped.

HIPAA Policy Templates for Business Associates Help You Avoid Fines

HIPAA Business Associates have experienced HIPAA breach fines in the millions of dollars. Eagle Consulting offers HIPAA Policy Templates specifically tailored to different types of Business Associates, including cloud computing vendors, IT managed services companies, and third-party administrators.

Ohio DD Boards – Confidentiality Contracts with PT, OT and ST Independent Contractors

Ohio DD Boards are responsible for ensuring confidentiality when working with third parties. The appropriate method varies depending on whether a 3rd party provider is HIPAA Covered Entity or not. Eagle offers a model confidentiality agreement for contract providers who are not HIPAA Covered Entities.

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