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Protecting Your Healthcare Data Against Unauthorized Access/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
Are You in Violation Without Knowing It? Is your organization affected by HIPAA compliance rules? Are you worrying about HIPAA violations? The answer should be…
 
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 it needs…
 
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. For a complete list and a high-level look at…
 
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 electronic protected health information (ePHI) they obtain through multiple forms of technology.…
 
Are Smartphones HIPAA Compliant?
According to Pew Research, 81% of Americans now own a smartphone, and 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…
 
Know Your Audit Reports! More Advice on Vetting Cloud Providers
In a recent post, we discussed four ways to vet a cloud provider before trusting them with your mission-critical workloads. If you missed that post,…
 
It’s Time to Be Honest About IT
Most people are familiar with the saying fake it until you make it. We might even be able to name people who have made it…
 
What if it Happens Again?
Could Your Business Afford a Second Ransomware Attack? There’s an old saying that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Experts say that isn’t true,…
 
8 Ways to Lower the Cost of Data Breach Remediation
According to the Ponemon Institute’s latest Cost of a Data Breach Study (sponsored by IBM Security), the average cost of a data breach has risen…

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