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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 …

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HIPAA Security and Awareness Training: An Integral Part of the Compliance Strategy

In Security by Kirk WrightLeave a Comment

When it comes to implementing a robust security protocol, employee training is one of the most critical—and often overlooked—aspects of a solid plan. Security and awareness training is also an integral part of HIPAA compliance.  But, according to a recent review of NueMD’s 2016 HIPAA Survey Update: “Healthcare organizations are also falling behind on annual HIPAA training. Currently, 58 …

10 questions to ask to ensure your cloud services provider is HIPAA compliant

In Security by Shelly Kramer1 Comment

More companies are looking to the cloud for business and data storage solutions, especially those in the healthcare space. If your business must be HIPAA compliant, these 10 questions to ensure HIPAA compliance might save you some major headaches down the road. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is one way that security and privacy is regulated. It was …

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How to Master HIPAA Compliance and Security in the Cloud

In Security by Shelly Kramer1 Comment

In a world of tight healthcare budgets and increasing pressure to implement new technology, many healthcare CIOs are looking to the cloud for solutions. The flexibility and potential cost savings that cloud services can offer are obvious benefits to healthcare executives facing ever-higher costs to collect, collate, and store vast amounts of digital data. But, we’re talking healthcare here. The …

Patient Privacy & Data Security: Utilizing IT Vendors To Meet HIPAA Compliance & Avoid Risks

In Security by Eric Vidal

Many Covered Entities don’t have the budget needed for the equipment, systems, technology, personnel, and other overhead costs associated with maintaining an on-site data center. The high cost of a HIPAA violation — whether it has financial or legal implications — simply isn’t worth it. Outsourcing data management to a third-party data center partner should simply be a top priority …