How to ensure your organization’s HIPAA compliance in the coming year

How to ensure your organization’s HIPAA compliance in the coming year

Despite the rapid growth of cyberthreats, health organizations continue to fail to keep up with the mounting privacy and security issues. However, when the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018, it drew a range of responses from various sectors and industries, and companies have since made substantial changes to their data management and security policies.

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]

Cybersecurity protocols to protect PHI

Cybersecurity protocols to protect PHI

As you are well aware, healthcare companies and the vast amount of valuable patient information they hold have become a major target of cyberattacks. Hospitals must combat this with a highly-trained team of technicians equipped with premium systems and protocols, including: Routine Access Monitoring To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department […]

3 ways to avoid Spectre and Meltdown

3 ways to avoid Spectre and Meltdown

Due to Spectre and Meltdown, thousands of healthcare providers are at risk of data leakage, which can result in lawsuits and reputation loss. As such, institutions will need to be more proactive about their cybersecurity. Read on to learn how to secure your confidential files. Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare […]

Benefits of virtualization for healthcare

Benefits of virtualization for healthcare

Compared to organizations in other industries, healthcare practitioners are having difficulty adopting new technology. Providers are understandably hesitant about storing electronic health records (EHRs) in the cloud, but there is another option. Virtualization increases IT stability and efficiency and keeps your most sensitive information on site. What is virtualization? There are countless ways for healthcare […]

Healthcare Security Breaches Skyrocket

Healthcare Security Breaches Skyrocket

Security breaches are becoming an all-too-common occurrence in the healthcare industry. Due to a sever lack of competent security measures to protect extremely vital patient records, healthcare organizations have become a prime target for hackers and malicious insiders alike. Read on to find out some surprising statistics as exposed by healthcare data privacy company, Protenus’ […]

Mobile devices and healthcare businesses

Mobile devices and healthcare businesses

Data security and compliance need to be high on the list of any healthcare organization’s priorities. Do you have security measures in place to protect your patient data? Is your practice compliant with the HIPAA regulation? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, this article is a must-read. Why does data security matter […]

IoT in healthcare: Blessing or curse?

IoT in healthcare: Blessing or curse?

The general rule of thumb of cybersecurity is: Anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace, every business should be on high alert, especially those in the healthcare industry where patients’ well-being hinge on the security of the device. Read on to […]