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Which Cybersecurity Frameworks Qualify for Safe Harbor?

Which Cybersecurity Frameworks Qualify for Safe Harbor?

March, 2022 | Foster Charles

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enabled the development and implementation of standards for storing and handling protected health information (PHI). All covered [...]

What the new HIPAA compliance requirements mean for your business

What the new HIPAA compliance requirements mean for your business

April, 2021 | Sal Marino

Every organization within the healthcare sector, including their suppliers, is legally obliged to take every reasonable step to safeguard the confidentiality, security, and integrity of protected [...]

A Guide to New and Proposed HIPAA Regulations: What to Expect

A Guide to New and Proposed HIPAA Regulations: What to Expect

April, 2021 | Foster Charles

It's been several years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was last updated, with the most recent changes being those pertaining to the Omnibus Rule in [...]

A HIPAA compliance checklist for IT teams

A HIPAA compliance checklist for IT teams

April, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

As the digital transformation of healthcare continues to gain ground, adherence to the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) is more important than ever. The threats are real, [...]

5 ways to evaluate HIPAA-compliant storage services

5 ways to evaluate HIPAA-compliant storage services

April, 2021 | Sal Marino

The health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) was introduced in 1996, when the information technology landscape looked very different to how it does today. As such, it is often [...]

5 HIPAA Compliance Tips to Help You Stay Compliant

5 HIPAA Compliance Tips to Help You Stay Compliant

April, 2021 | Foster Charles

The healthcare industry is the biggest target for cyberattacks because protected health information (PHI), which healthcare organizations handle on a daily basis, is extremely valuable. According to [...]

Why HIPAA Compliance Training Is Critical for Your Business

Why HIPAA Compliance Training Is Critical for Your Business

April, 2021 | Tom Tetrault

Does your healthcare facility provide services that require your employees to access and/or disclose a patient's protected health information (PHI)? If so, you should know the importance of complying [...]

Why a HIPAA Risk Analysis is Essential to Achieving Compliance

Why a HIPAA Risk Analysis is Essential to Achieving Compliance

April, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are nothing new. In fact, there has been a 45% increase in the number of cyberattacks on healthcare companies since November 2020. Since then, the weekly [...]

Examples of Unintentional HIPAA Violations: Ensure You Don’t Make Them

Examples of Unintentional HIPAA Violations: Ensure You Don’t Make Them

April, 2021 | Sal Marino

Every healthcare organization wants to avoid violating regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). According to HIPAA, only staff involved in patient [...]

A guide to HIPAA IT certification: 5 things you need to understand

A guide to HIPAA IT certification: 5 things you need to understand

April, 2021 | Foster Charles

In 1996, the federal government introduced the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) to protect employees and their families from losing their health coverage when changing [...]

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