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October 8, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Most Popular HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage Services

Cloud computing provides undeniable benefits for storing and accessing electronic health records. Files stored in the cloud are accessible anytime and anywhere from any device, which makes it easy to share critical medical information between healthcare workers. But is cloud storage secure enough...
September 17, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Is Microsoft 365 HIPAA Compliant?

Office 365 HIPAA compliance is a pressing concern for an increasing number of healthcare companies. Microsoft’s robust cloud solution lets providers keep records and communicate with ease — but is it too easy? Can sensitive information really be protected if it’s stored in the cloud? Cloud...
August 21, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Key HIPAA Data Security Requirements and Standards

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...
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...
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...
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