HIPAA security threats

Employees: A HIPAA Security Threat

Healthcare professionals and their staff must have access to health information of patients to provide medical care and perform healthcare operations. However, sometimes these privileges become a threat when employees can abuse their power and gain unauthorized access to data they don’t need to ...
HIPAA Security

HIPAA compliant doesn’t always mean secure

Security is a serious issue for all businesses, and healthcare providers are no exception. Just because you checked a box off on a checklist to verify your HIPAA compliance – it doesn’t always mean you are secure. 96% of information technology security experts feel that they are still vulnerable ...

Outsourcing HIPAA

Outsourcing HIPAA is a very attractive option for smaller businesses. You may wonder, is outsourcing my HIPAA compliance worth it? In many cases, the answer is yes. The starting salary for someone with experience in information & cyber security with certifications, it can start at 110K+ a year. W...

HIPAA and the Cloud

HHS has released updated guidance on HIPAA and cloud computing to help covered entities take advantage cloud services without risking a HIPAA violation. The main focus is the use of CSPs (cloud service providers) . CSPs are legally separate entities from a covered entity and are classed as bus...

HIPAA Privacy Compliance

You may think that you are compliant with current HIPPA privacy policies – but are you? Many times Physician offices, Pharmacies and Health clinics are violating HIPAA privacy without even knowing it. Don’t ever have a bulletin board or anything welcoming new patients by name. This is personally ...

HIPAA Ransomware and Your Business

The Importance of Maintaining HIPAA Security The HIPAA law was enacted in order to protect patients and their health care information. Through the HIPAA law patients are granted the right to view and obtain copies of their health care records, request corrections to be made regarding health infor...

HIPAA Security Myths

You may think your in compliance but there’s a change you may be wrong. Read our information compiled directly from HealthIT.gov’s site on common misconceptions regarding HIPAA Security Risk Assessment & analysis and some of the common mistakes that “covered entities” make. Small companies do not...