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How to prepare for a HIPAA certification for IT professionals

How to prepare for a HIPAA certification for IT professionals

April, 2021 | Mike Bailie

Healthcare information technology systems are a favorite target for cybercriminals. Protected health information (PHI) contains a wealth of valuable data that can sell for a lot of money on the dark [...]

What Is HIPAA Certification? Frequently Asked Questions

What Is HIPAA Certification? Frequently Asked Questions

April, 2021 | Tom Tetrault

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 [...]

HIPAA compliance requirements for IT teams: 5 essentials to remember

HIPAA compliance requirements for IT teams: 5 essentials to remember

April, 2021 | Tom Tetrault

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 [...]

HIPAA challenges of 2021: 6 ways the healthcare sector is responding

HIPAA challenges of 2021: 6 ways the healthcare sector is responding

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

As we start to turn the tide against the coronavirus pandemic after a year of public health dominating the news headlines, the world of medicine and healthcare is undergoing a greater and faster [...]

HIPAA Privacy Rule: How Telehealth Is Affecting IT Regulations

HIPAA Privacy Rule: How Telehealth Is Affecting IT Regulations

March, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Since the onset of COVID-19, healthcare providers have been dealing with the challenges of implementing protocols to protect their staff and patients from possible exposure to the virus. One [...]

What is a HIPAA-compliant cloud? 5 ways to evaluate your IT services

What is a HIPAA-compliant cloud? 5 ways to evaluate your IT services

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

It’s hard to imagine any modern healthcare operator not making use out of cloud storage these days. The benefits of being accessible from any device in any location cannot be understated, but easier [...]

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

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

March, 2021 | Tom Tetrault

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 [...]

How Much Can HIPAA Violation Fines Cost Your Business?

How Much Can HIPAA Violation Fines Cost Your Business?

March, 2021 | Sal Marino

  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires covered entities and business associates to keep electronic protected health information (ePHI) secure. Any [...]

What should you expect from a HIPAA security risk assessment?

What should you expect from a HIPAA security risk assessment?

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

A HIPAA security risk assessment is an essential component of achieving and maintaining full compliance with the federal law. Every covered entity and business associate should conduct periodic risk [...]

Why you can’t afford to make a mistake when performing a HIPAA risk assessment

Why you can’t afford to make a mistake when performing a HIPAA risk assessment

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

Healthcare is a favorite target of cybercriminals due to the high value of personally identifiable information on the black market. One of the main tenets of the HIPAA security rule is that covered [...]

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