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Do I Need to Comply With HIPAA/HITECH Privacy Rules?
In 2009, the U.S. Congress passed The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment…
 
What ISVs Need to Know About Hosting SaaS Apps in Healthcare
As reported in the HIPAA Journal, the HHS has issued a clarification statement for when business associates can be fined for non-compliance. If you are…
 
What SaaS Developers Need to Know About HIPPA/HITECH Business Associate Liability
HHS releases new ‘fact sheet’ on Business Associate liability The agencies responsible for IT security and data privacy have a lot of flexibility over what…
 
Employee Health Records: Are They Covered Under HIPAA?
Employee Health Records: Are They Covered Under HIPAA? It seems like there’s another data breach announcement involving private health information (PHI) almost every day. These…
 
What Healthcare Providers Can Learn From the $3 million Cottage Health Settlement
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services stayed busy last year. In 2018, OCR settlements totaled $28.7…
 
State of Healthcare Cybersecurity 2019
2019 is set to be a busy year for IT security professionals, especially those in healthcare. We dug into the most recent research on the…
 
6 Things Healthcare Providers Need to Know About Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster recovery planning and business continuity planning is essential for all businesses, no matter the industry, but it takes on special significance in healthcare thanks…
 
IT Strategy Self-Assessment Quiz
9-Point IT Strategy Self-Assessment Quiz As we continue into the new year, many organizations are busy charting a course they believe will help them reach…
 
3 Real Life Lessons From the Latest Data Breaches
Every day, it seems there’s a new headline announcing another data breach. It’s easy to become desensitized and pass these articles by as just the…
 
8 HIPAA Compliance Questions to Ask Your Business Associates
In January 3rd’s post, we discussed the importance of including business associates in your HIPAA risk assessments. You can read the full post here: Is…
 
Customers Say They Prefer Cloud Applications to On-Premises
451 Research expects 60% of enterprises to have the majority of their IT resources residing in the cloud by 2019. While that reflects the cloud-first…
 
Is a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Enough to Protect You from HIPAA Enforcement Action?
According to HIPAA, businesses that handle EPHI (electronic personal health information) are required “to have contracts or other arrangements with business associates that will have…
 
Migrating HIPAA compliant workloads to the public cloud: Azure & AWS
Public clouds are growing in popularity. According to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, 83% of healthcare organizations are already using cloud-based resources. But what about HIPAA/HITECH? How…
 
6 Mistakes Jeopardizing Your HIPAA Compliance
More HIPAA fines on the way! According to the HHS.gov website, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has investigated more than 186,000 HIPAA complaints since…
 
HIPAA Compliant Azure Hosting and the Business Associate Agreement
All healthcare organizations in the U.S., or any organization that has access to protected healthcare information (PHI), must adhere to the guidelines of both the…
 
Recent HIPAA Violations cost healthcare organizations millions
If your organization handles protected health information (PHI), you probably know that failure to comply with HIPAA regulations may result in significant fines as well…

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