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Apgar & Associates --- Privacy expertise for secure information and effective, expert HIPAA solutions.
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Taken from this morning's OCR eletter, Understanding the Importance of Audit Controls - Examples of audit trails include:


1. Application audit trails – Normally monitor and log user activities in the application. This includes the application data files opened and closed, and the creating, reading, editing, and deleting of application records associated with ePHI.

2. System-level audit trails – Usually capture successful or unsuccessful log-on attempts, log-on ID/username, date and time of each log-on/off attempt, devices used to log-on, and the application the user successfully or unsuccessfully accessed.

3. User audit trails – Normally monitor and log user activity in a ePHI system or application by recording events initiated by the user, such as all commands directly initiated by the user, log-on attempts with identification and authentication, and access to ePHI files and resources.

Questions about how you handle audit controls? Give us a ring at 877-376-1981
#auditcontrol #ePHI #privacy

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We would like to thank our clients for placing their trust in Apgar & Associates during 2016 and into 2017. It’s been a good year for us and we have you to thank for it. We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!
Chris, Julia and Kevin #apgarandassoc #happyholidays
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Just shared via #OCR: "a new Fact Sheet that explains how the HIPAA Rules permit disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI) to support public health activities conducted by public health agencies, as authorized by state or federal law." You can download here: http://ow.ly/1Tfo307jmG2

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Phishing, physical security & IT: Be Merry, But Beware! Chris Apgar, CISSP shares his thoughts on how to be safe out there! #ePHI #privacy #cybersecurity http://ow.ly/vc2c307jg1k

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"Recent surveys have suggested IT professionals are more concerned about insider breaches than cyberattacks by hackers and with good reason." http://ow.ly/JQGj307gJkw #insiderbreach #HIPAA

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Follow-up OCR alert re phishing scam: "OCR would like to further share that this phishing email originates from the email address OSOCRAudit@hhs-gov.us and directs individuals to a URL at http://www.hhs-gov.us. This is a subtle difference from the official email address for our HIPAA audit program, OSOCRAudit@hhs.gov, but such subtlety is typical in phishing scams."

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#Phishing scam alert! An email under fake HHS "letterhead" coming from the OCR’s Director, Jocelyn Samuels is circulating. http://ow.ly/2JKe306BKpd

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#HIPAA alert: "OCR’s investigation indicated the following potential violations of the HIPAA Rules." Schedule your 2017 Security Risk Analysis today: 877-376-1981, #ApgarandAssoc http://ow.ly/2Xg4306qX63
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