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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…
 
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?
There’s an old saying that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Experts say that isn’t true, and some places (like tall buildings) are natural…
 
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
Understandably, the really big fines for HIPAA non-compliance are the ones that get the most attention in the press and social media. Case in point:…
 
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?
It seems like there’s another data breach announcement involving private health information (PHI) almost every day. These notifications almost always involve healthcare providers or related…
 
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 was 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
As we continue into the new year, many organizations are busy charting a course they believe will help them reach their 2019 goals. An important…
 
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…