FAQ: Malware and Virus

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As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the difference? Here some basic answers. What is the difference between a virus and malware?  A virus is actually… More »

Franchise Brokers-A Referral Source outside the System

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Recently on our blog we completed a series based on the Franchise and Business Opportunity Project of the North American Security Administrators Association, Inc. [NASAA] purposed Multi-Unit Commentary [“Commentary”]. The goal of the commentary was to provide conformity and uniformity with the ever growing presence of the multi-unit arrangements within the franchise industry. While franchise… More »

3 FAQ About HIPAA Compliance

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1. I heard that the first step to HIPAA compliance is a risk analysis. What kinds of risks do I have to consider in the analysis? When completing a HIPAA risk analysis, you need to consider the following threats: • Natural threats such as floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes • Environmental threats such as power failures… More »

Franchise Area Representative-Third in a Series

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Franchise Area Representatives, is the third in our series on franchise multi-unit series. The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project of the North American Security Administrators Association, Inc. [NASAA] posted, in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission [FTC], Multi-Unit Commentary [“Commentary”] for public comment. This series is based on the NASAA Commentary. As recognized by the… More »

Hey, Did You Know What Medication Suzy is Taking?

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  A Behind the Desk report published by a union advocacy group, Change to Win, alleges major HIPAA privacy and security violations against Walgreen’s new pharmacy model. The new model is called “Well Experience.” Walgreens has implemented the Well Experience model in 20 states. The goal of Well Experience is to “make pharmacists more accessible… More »

Subfranchise- what is it?

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  The world of franchising has become layered with complexity. In every franchise system there is always a franchisor that grants the license and owns the trademark. There is always a franchisee that uses the trademark and operates the franchise location or unit. But there may be many layers in between. There could be subfranchises,… More »