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HIPAA Technical Compliance
If you own a healthcare practice or just working one, then you are very familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. HIPAA is a set of rules and best practices that healthcare organizations my maintain compliance with to secure patient data and avoid potentially massive fines. This system had worked...
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Google has been a hot topic this month in the healthcare industry and for a good reason. Announcing their $2.1 Billion acquisition of Fit Bit and their creation of Google Health and Verily has caused quite a buzz. The most current news introduces news that is exciting and concerning at the same time, Project Nightingale....
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We are living in the golden age of outsourcing. Today, businesses around the world recognize the value of focusing on the “core” of their company. In other words, they are trimming the fat of their company so that they can put more time and resources into the bread and butter of their business (i.e., how...
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The healthcare industry continues to utilize technology in ways that most didn’t see viable ten years ago. Telehealth has become a topic that is warranting more and more discussions. The viability of this system relies heavily on the technologies utilized to facilitate the applications. Some healthcare organizations use Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Medical...
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If you work in healthcare, chances are you have heard of a medical practice experiencing ransomware, but what you may not have heard about was how the medical practice dealt with the ransomware attack. Most healthcare practices don’t have the time to deal with a ransomware attack. They just want to get their patient data back...
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So you have a security policy in place, and everyone has best practices training for avoiding cybercriminals’ attempts to gain access to data. You should be fine, right? Well, here are some examples of large companies and organizations that had a data breach recently. ID Agent recently compiled the most significant data breaches for the...
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healthcare remote access security
Hackers and data thieves will use all sorts of methods to try and gain access to your patient’s data — whether it’s through phishing, malware, ransomware, investment scams, etc. According to ECRI’s 2019 Top Health Technology Hazards, the most common way hackers try and break into your systems is through remote access. “Remote access systems...
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Healthcare organizations are starting to hop on the technology train moving into the 21st century, which is excellent! Information technology and the healthcare industry have been growing more intertwined over the past 20 years. Advances that include Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), Cloud Storage, and Telemedicine have are widely adopted for helping...
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  The healthcare industry is ever-growing and changing. If you work in this industry, then you know how much Information Technology can help your practice be more efficient and provide better care to your patients. As the union of healthcare and information technology becomes more involved, you may find that keeping up with security, compliance,...
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When it comes to HIPAA violation fines, the penalty can range from $50,000 to as high as a few million dollars. Recently some healthcare entities were forced to pay $5.5 million for violations. In other words, not being HIPAA compliant can be detrimental to your organization. There are many different ways one can violate HIPAA,...
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