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4 Important factors about HIPAA and your IT

Posted on Wednesday September 08, 2021  |  it, healthcare, hipaa, ephi, medical office, phi, data regulations, hipaa compliant, medical practice, phi notice

Medical records are private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects these data and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must therefore make sure that they have all their bases covered when it comes to HIPAA compliance. Below are four of the most important factors to consider.

 

How to secure protected health information

Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2020  |  healthcare it, privacy, data breach, phishing, cybersecurity, phi, protected health information, access policies, full disk encryption

Protected health information (PHI) includes different types of data, including a patient's Social Security number, billing information, and health condition. Because of the wealth of confidential information it encompasses, PHI is highly valuable to hackers, who can use stolen PHI to carry out fraudulent activities. This puts healthcare organizations and other businesses that handle PHI at high risk of a data breach. If your organization operates in the healthcare industry, follow these best practices to keep PHI secure.

 

How to safeguard PHI

Posted on Monday January 07, 2019  |  privacy, phi, healthcare, full disk encryption, cybersecurity, anti malware, access policies

Hospital data breaches are emerging at an alarming rate and show no signs of slowing down in 2019. That's because data fetches a hefty price on the black market, making hospitals prime targets for cybercriminals. The best way to defend against these threats is to arm your team with the following systems and protocols.

 

What celebrities can teach us about HIPAA

Posted on Monday May 01, 2017  |  url filtering, phi, mdm, hipaa, healthcare, employee training, compliance

Two trends have been rising in popularity in tandem: HIPAA compliance audits and social media. Obviously both of these are far too important to be correlated directly, but they do intersect with each other. Social media tends to push people toward oversharing, and that's definitely something you don't want when hosting regulated patient data.

 

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