Tom Tetrault

Tom has spent his entire career working with computers, starting in the financial industry before later moving to Charles IT and choosing to work with a more diverse set of clients. He enjoys working with companies to make technology something they have to think about by utilizing his strong communication and planning skills. Outside of work Tom is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Blackhawks. Your best chances of finding him on the weekends are beside his charcoal grill, BBQing for his wife and son, or out playing Disc Golf.

What Is HIPAA Certification? Frequently Asked Questions

What Is HIPAA Certification? Frequently Asked Questions

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a set of security standards designed to safeguard protected health information (PHI) from being disclosed without the patient's knowledge or authorization. But since its inception in 1996, HIPAA seems to have led to more questions than answers. When HIPAA released its Privacy and Security Rules in 1999, the US Department of Health ...

HIPAA compliance requirements for IT teams: 5 essentials to remember

HIPAA compliance requirements for IT teams: 5 essentials to remember

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a complex law with a broad scope that was introduced in 1996 to make health insurance plans more transferable between employers, as well as to protect patient privacy. Compliance is mandatory for any organization that handles protected health information (PHI). In addition to healthcare facilities themselves, this includes all ...

Finding the Right HIPAA IT Support: 5 Things You May Not Know

Finding the Right HIPAA IT Support: 5 Things You May Not Know

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enforced more than 20 years ago, and it set standardized privacy and security rules for healthcare practices to follow to protect private patient information. But after all these years, many practices still experience difficulties complying with HIPAA standards. This is why for many practices, working with highly credible ...