cybersecurity in healthcare

Everything You Need to Know About Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Are you a medical organization, wondering if you’re HIPAA compliant? You’ve probably implemented changes in the past to safeguard the privacy of your data. Have you considered the benefits of cybersecurity in healthcare? In recent years, there have been over 500 healthcare data breaches annually. An IBM report revealed that the average cost of a US …

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HIPAA Certification

Get HIP: How Long Does It Take to Get HIPAA Certification?

It’s no secret that maintaining proper compliance in the healthcare industry is one of the most important obligations that businesses have in this space. But, not everybody knows everything they should about it, which could compromise the safety of patient data. Let’s explore everything you need to know about receiving a HIPAA Certification. What is HIPAA? …

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How to Get an HIPAA Training Certificate and Why It’s Important

In November 2020, there were 250,000 complaints stating that HIPAA laws had been in violation. Resulting in repercussions that cost thousands of dollars in fines and even jail time up to ten years.  These can be terrifying facts For those in the medical business and might make you wonder about your own business’s risk factors. Luckily, …

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How Long Does It Take to Get HIPAA Certified? Your HIPAA Guide

Accessing patient information online is becoming more prevalent every passing year. In 2020, telehealth saw a 154% increase in use because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Healthcare organizations that transmit any electronic information connected to any transactions must figure out how to become HIPAA compliant quickly.  But what does HIPAA compliance look like? More importantly, how …

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HIPAA Help: What Type of Questions Are Required in a Risk Assessment HIPAA?

Knowing that you need to conduct a Risk Assessment for HIPAA compliance is one thing. Figuring out how to go about it is something else.  For better or worse, the Office for Civil Rights does not require covered entities to use a standardized assessment form or process. This is good because it enables every organization to conduct an …

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7 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your HIPAA Certification

As a healthcare provider, one of the most important responsibilities that you have is to protect patient health information. This is a responsibility that health care providers must take seriously as they have an ethical duty to protect this type of information.  By law, health care providers, as well as all those persons (e.g., office managers) who …

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HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment — What Is It and How To Prepare for It

In the first six months of 2020, hackers breached medical databases a shocking 285 times. All told, they stole the private records of almost 32 million Americans. These figures represent an alarming new trend.   Increasingly, hackers are targeting medical records in their quest to steal Americans’ identities. Unlike credit cards, the information in patients’ records can’t …

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HIPAA Security Requires IT Experts: Don’t Leave Your System Vulnerable

The illegal drug trade is worth $400 billion annually, while cybercriminals earn $600 billion each year. They find and sell our digital information to the highest bidder and use any cybersecurity weaknesses they can find against us. Protected health information has become a favorite target of hackers due to its high value. The healthcare industry …

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Clever Tricks a Healthcare Provider Can Use to Simplify Their HIPAA Reporting

Last year healthcare providers across the country paid right around $12 million for HIPAA violations.  These types of privacy violations are one of the biggest threats to the financial success of any healthcare provider Luckily, most HIPAA violations can be completely avoided with the right systems and procedures in place.  We’ve compiled a list of …

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HIPAA Security Reminders

 

HIPAA Security Suite has developed a weekly HIPAA Security Reminder series that’s FREE for all of us who are responsible for, or engaged in, the use and protection of PHI.

Pursuant to Section 164.308(a)(5) of the HIPAA Security Rule, the Standard states: Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

This standard is part of our Best Practices Recommendations for HIPAA Security Suite users, but it’s available for FREE to anyone who wants to comply with HIPAA using the easiest, best tools available.

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