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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…
 
What’s the Difference Between HIPAA and HITECH?
HIPAA is a regulation that’s gets talked about a lot. But there are other industry regulations that healthcare providers – as well as those that…
 
Help for Small Businesses and HIPAA
Think You’re Too Small for HIPAA Fines? Think Again! Understandably, the really big fines for HIPAA non-compliance are the ones that get the most attention…
 
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…

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