Tag Archives: HIPAA

Mobile devices and healthcare businesses

Data security and compliance need to be high on the list of any healthcare organization’s priorities. Do you have security measures in place to protect your patient data? Is your practice compliant with the HIPAA regulation? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, this article is a must-read. Why does data security matter […]

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Healthcare providers and mobile devices

If you’re a healthcare services provider who utilizes mobile devices in daily operations, you need to ensure the patient data stored and handled by those devices are safe and private. Let’s take a look at mobile data security and some of the ways you can keep your sensitive patient information secure. Why does data security […]

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Mobile devices and HIPAA compliance

Mobile devices have revolutionized the healthcare industry: They’re convenient and significantly improve work efficiency and patients’ satisfaction. Yet they also come with risks. Patient data handled by those devices can be leaked. That’s why every healthcare provider needs to be extra careful about data security when using mobile devices. Why does data security matter so […]

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Prevent ransomware with HIPAA compliance

The healthcare industry is constantly under threat of new cyberattacks. Last month, hospitals and healthcare organizations were among the first victims of WannaCry ransomware — a malware strain that holds your data hostage and demands $300 for their release. However, those that follow HIPAA regulations are better equipped for future attacks. For those who don’t […]

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4 HIPAA protections against ransomware

Keeping up with HIPAA regulations may be a pain for most healthcare institutions, but it does provide guidelines on how to protect your organization from devastating cyberattacks. That said, following HIPAA rules may be your best shot in fending off ransomware like WannaCry. For those who don’t know, WannaCry was first discovered in the UK. […]

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How HIPAA wards off ransomware threats

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are usually the first victims of malware attacks. WannaCry ransomware — malicious software that encrypts files until the victim decides to pay the Bitcoin ransom — took advantage of this when it hit several healthcare institutions last month. With more malware expected to target the healthcare industry this year, following HIPAA […]

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What celebrities can teach us about HIPAA

Two trends have been rising in popularity in tandem: HIPAA compliance audits and social media. Obviously both of these are far too important to be correlated directly, but they do intersect with each other. Social media tends to push people toward oversharing, and that’s definitely something you don’t want when hosting regulated patient data. Celebrity […]

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Kanye West and HIPAA: an unlikely lesson

Learning about HIPAA is no fun task. To make it a little more interesting, we’re going to spice it up with a guest appearance by Kanye West. The musical artist’s recent stay at an LA hospital is a great example of what you need to know when educating employees about what constitutes a breach and […]

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21st century challenges to patient privacy

A few generations ago, healthcare workers had far fewer opportunities to gossip about patients. But with social media and instant messaging, healthcare employees have plenty of opportunities to breach information before realizing what they’ve done. Consider some of these IT solutions to avoid a breach at your practice. Celebrity hospital visits Under HIPAA’s privacy rule, […]

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2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year. Let’s take a moment to go over three things you need […]

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