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How HITRUST Transforms HIPAA/HITECH Requirements Into Actions
Compliance measures, responsibilities, and technologies are constantly evolving for healthcare IT. The primary concern for most healthcare organizations is focused on maintaining compliance with HIPAA/HITECH…
 
Telehealth and IT Security: What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know
Things may never be the same in a world following COVID-19 and perhaps that’s not all bad. Some of the actions we’re taking now have…
 
HIPAA Compliance in the Time of COVID-19
Those of you providing services to patients are probably knee-deep in understanding HIPAA as it applies to extraordinary circumstances such as a pandemic like COVID-19…
 
Common Types of HIPAA Violations And How to Prevent Them
Failure to manage the correct handling of healthcare data can lead to costly HIPAA violations. One study found that more than half of providers aren’t…
 
Protecting Your Healthcare Data Against Unauthorized Access or Disclosure
As reported by the HIPAA Journal, October 2019 was the worst month for healthcare data breaches on record, with a total of 52 incidents reported.…
 
9 Surprising Business Activities Affected by HIPAA Compliance
Is your organization affected by HIPAA compliance rules? Are you worried about HIPAA violations? The answer should be clear-cut until you realize just what the…
 
Who Does HIPAA Protect? And What Does This Mean for Your IT Team?
Many experts are eager to point out the what and the how of HIPAA compliance: What protected health information (PHI) is included? How should it…
 
You CAN’T Afford It – What HIPAA Violations Really Cost
Civil violations and criminal penalties should be enough to spur every covered entity to tightly manage their HIPAA requirements. However, even today there are many…
 
What Does it Mean for Cloud Services to be HIPAA Compliant? (And are YOU actually compliant?)
As more and more organizations turn to cloud solutions to meet modern technology challenges, there has been rising concern about HIPAA/HITECH compliance for healthcare organizations.…
 
What is HITRUST Certification and Why Does it Matter?
Earlier this month, we announced that Connectria has, once again, passed all of its third-party certifications. Check out our recent article for a complete list…
 
Protect Your Clients, Their Customers, AND Yourself with Regulation Compliant Hosting
For many businesses, compliance is an essential component of what you do and how you protect your customers. Whether you’re in the healthcare sector, financial…
 
The Best Ways to Find HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage
The healthcare cloud computing market is forecast to reach $15.50 billion by 2024. That’s not surprising given the number of healthcare companies signing on for the…
 
Can HIPAA Data Be Stored in the Cloud?
Healthcare organizations are increasingly being tasked with securely handling the vast amount of electronically protected health information (ePHI) they obtain through multiple forms of technology.…
 
Are Smartphones HIPAA Compliant?
According to Pew Research, 81 percent of Americans now own a smartphone. Many employers are implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, which allow workers…
 
The Other Cyberattack Healthcare Providers Need to Watch Out For
It seems like 2019 has been the Year of the Ransomware attack in healthcare. According to McAfee’s August Threat Report, ransomware attacks grew by 118…
 
It’s Time to Add Social Media to Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist
Whether they’re not-for-profits or more commercially focused operations, healthcare providers are in the business of healthcare. That means they care about developing relationships with their…

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