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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 AWS or Azure
Public clouds are growing in popularity. According to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, 83 percent of healthcare organizations are already using cloud-based resources. But what about HIPAA/HITECH?…
 
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…
 
HIPAA: The Cost of Non-Compliance
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for enforcing HIPAA privacy and security regulations. The OCR is…
 
Student Health and HIPAA Compliance on College Campuses
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations are commonly associated with health care and health plan providers. However, HIPAA applies to all covered entities, hybrid…
 
How to Make Compliance and Password Protection Easy
Account hacks are a growing problem. In the past month, hackers have gained control of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, as well…
 
Getting the Most (Compliance) Out of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Companies are increasingly moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for many reasons, including cost savings, flexibility and speed. While this makes great business sense, there…
 
HIMSS16 Wrap Up: Volume 2
We’ve received a number of inquiries from fellow HIMSS attendees looking for more detail on what exactly goes into our HIPAA Compliance solutions and also…
 
Questions to Ask Your HIPAA Hosting Provider
Choosing a hosting provider can be a daunting process, especially when you have protected health information at stake. To help with finding a provider that…
 
Join Us at Booth 12222: Looking Forward to HIMSS16
The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. More than 300 education…
 
Connectria 2015: A Year in Review
As we welcome in the New Year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past year at Connectria. Thanks to the hard work of…