How to ensure your business’s HIPAA compliance

January 14th, 2019

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect patients’ health information (PHI). The act has a privacy rule that establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information and a security rule that aims to protect health information and medical histories that are held or transferred in electronic form.

How to defend against insider threats

June 5th, 2018

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

May 7th, 2018

Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal […]

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