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June 22, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Security in Healthcare: Key HIPAA Requirements and Threats to Know About

Every organization, regardless of market sector or business size, must secure its data to minimize data leakage and other security incidents.  The importance of data security in healthcare is compounded by the need to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....
September 12, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

[Infographics] Top Cybersecurity Risks for Healthcare Industry

Netwrix conducted its 2017 IT Risks Survey to learn more about the security, compliance and operational issues that bother organizations worldwide. We asked IT pros from over 30 industries about their thoughts on the adequacy of existing IT security controls, the biggest IT risks they face every...
May 21, 2019 | Richard Muniz

The Actual Disaster Recovery Plan

Part two of a Disaster Recovery process is the actual plan. You have to look at what could go wrong and either eliminate the possibility it would, or at least lower the impacts. So, if you failed to avoid the problem, you have to have a plan to meet it and deal with it. There’s a lot of really...
March 27, 2019 | Richard Muniz

Security Issues in Disaster Recovery

There was a movie that came out a few years back with one line that has stuck with me, and the truth behind it is very evident. “There is opportunity in chaos!” And in recovery scenarios, opportunity abounds. One of the real problems when doing business recovery is that too often, our focus...
September 12, 2019 | Sarah Greesonbach

3 Ways to avoid HIPAA Violations in a Healthcare Office

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines and establishes compliance regulations for healthcare providers surrounding protected health information (PHI) within healthcare organizations. The consequences of non-compliance are dire, as unsecure PHI can significantly...
October 28, 2019 | Brian Keith Winstead

HIPAA Settlements: The Largest One Could Have Been Prevented

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been around since 1996; that’s 18 years. Cyber criminals and data breaches continue to flourish, with headline cases breaking every couple of months. Yet too many organizations still fail at implementing the necessary level of...
April 5, 2019 | Nick Cavalancia

It's Never Too Late to be Compliant

September 23, 2013 was a deadline for all medical industry contractors and vendors to comply with HIPAA omnibus rule. This applies to all companies that touched sensitive patient information such as law firms, accountants, data analytics, and other health IT companies that serve the healthcare...
February 25, 2019 | Robert Bobel

New HIPAA 2013 changes require more organizations to comply

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a HIPAA 2013 omnibus ruling in January that expands the list of organizations that must comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements.  Prior to this ruling HIPAA directly affected health...
October 17, 2019 | Chris Rich

What IT professionals think about HIPAA

A recent Spiceworks discussion on HIPAA compliance revealed many interesting thoughts from IT pros who have wrestled with HIPAA compliance directly. In this post I will attempt to summarize their perspectives on HIPAA and what you need to know. While it may sound scary, HIPAA was enacted to among...
April 5, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

Guide to Regulatory Compliance Audits

Gone are the days when IT departments existed only to repair routine computer problems or answer simple tech questions. As the dependence on technology has continued to grow throughout the past few decades, so too have the expectations dealing with the regulatory compliance audits and issues that...
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