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Össur program meets privacy requirement

November 9, 2021HME News Staff

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Össur has announced that its Empower By Össur program has earned renewed certified status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF Certified status means that Empower by Össur has met key regulations and industry defined requirements, and that it is appropriately managing risk. “Organizations and programs like Empower by Össur are under more pressure than ever to meet complex compliance and privacy requirements that include technical...

Compliance, Orthotics, Ossur, Privacy, Prosthetics, Security

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Apria turns to Absolute

January 24, 2020HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare now leverages Absolute to ensure endpoint security across more than 8,000 devices and to help achieve HIPAA compliance, according to a press release from the tech company. Apria has turned to Absolute's Persistence technology for zero-touch IT asset management. The technology, the foundation of the company's Resilience solution, enables a “self-healing, unbreakable two-way connection to endpoints, applications and data.” It provides an adaptive...

Apria, HIPAA, Information Technology (IT), Security

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Inogen reports data security incident

April 13, 2018HME News Staff

GOLETA, Calif. - An Inogen employee's email account was accessed by unknown persons outside the company without authorization, it announced in an April 13 Form 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Some of the account's messages—and the files attached to them—may have contained personal information belonging to Inogen rental customers. That personal information included names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, dates of death, Medicare identification...

Data Breach, Inogen, Security

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HIPAA Security: Guard against exposure

September 22, 2017Ebba Blitz

A. A breach is an incident in which an individual name, plus a Social Security number, driver's license number or a medical or financial record, is potentially put at risk due to exposure. For firms in the medical industry, the cost for not protecting patient data is astronomical. According to the Office for Civil Rights, some $17 million in HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) violation settlements have been paid out in 2017 alone. Some of these settlements include: •...

Ebba Blitz, HIPAA, Security

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CPAP alert! Danger Will Robinson!

February 1, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Well, Christmas Day terrorist incident aside, it looks like the airline industry takes security seriously after all. Check out this post on The writer, a CPAP user, is subjected to a "CPAP alert" when he goes through security: I am taken off to the side and my bag is given a thorough search. The machine and all contents of my carry-on are removed, the CPAP is swabbed for explosives...and the contents are hastily returned to my bag. Kind of embarrassing (although there...

CPAP, e-SP, Security, Travel

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