What is a HIPAA security risk assessment, and who needs one?

What is a HIPAA security risk assessment, and who needs one?

The healthcare sector is one of the favorite targets for cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers. Contrary to popular belief, things like stolen medical records are worth far more on the black market than payment cards. That’s why it’s essential to take every reasonable step to protect patient health information (PHI), both for the sake of your organization and your patients or clients. ...

Achieving HIPAA IT Compliance: Begin Preparing for Success Now

Achieving HIPAA IT Compliance: Begin Preparing for Success Now

Advancements in technology have made it easier for cybercriminals and insider threats to steal, leak, and misuse electronic personal health information (ePHI). If your organization handles ePHI or works with other companies in the healthcare industry, it's vital that you comply with the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

IT Items That Should Be on Every HIPAA Compliance Checklist

IT Items That Should Be on Every HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the healthcare industry in 2020, and cybercriminals were quick to take advantage of the dire circumstances to launch cyberattacks on healthcare organizations to steal electronic protected health information (ePHI). According to Check Point Software, global attacks on the healthcare sector increased by 45% in 2020.

What Is HIPAA Compliance? 5 Common Mistakes IT Companies Make

What Is HIPAA Compliance? 5 Common Mistakes IT Companies Make

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was formed to standardize the ways patient health information (PHI) is protected. Healthcare providers and their IT partners, whether in-house or outsourced, should be knowledgeable about the key provisions of HIPAA. But that’s rarely the case for many healthcare organizations.

7 things you need to know about the HIPAA compliance certification

7 things you need to know about the HIPAA compliance certification

Privacy is a fundamental human right, especially when it comes to sensitive information, such as patient health records. As digital transformation continues to drive change throughout the healthcare sector, there’s a clearer and greater need than ever for organizations to pay close attention to information security, privacy, and confidentiality. That’s where the health insurance portability and ...