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HIPAA and Encryption: The Best Practices

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The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is growing exponentially—and the breaches are becoming more severe. This phenomenon can be attributed to the increased black-market resale value for stolen medical records and personal health information (PHI), as well as the sophistication of cybercriminals. As a result of these risks—and of all the HIPAA penalties, legal costs, reputational damage, …

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What All Healthcare Companies Need to Know About HIPAA Compliance

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Safeguarding protected health information is becoming more challenging every day—especially for companies operating in healthcare verticals who don’t always understand that compliance issues apply to them. Yet, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule, companies operating in a variety of healthcare verticals are categorized collectively as “Business Associates” (BAs) and, as such, are required …