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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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Empower Your Employees With a Comprehensive, Live Training Program

The most common cause of a HIPAA violation is a lack of risk assessment and remediation. One of the biggest risks that is often forgotten is employee error and mishaps.  Luckily, there is an easy way to cut these risks almost entirely; a training program. When every team member knows the HIPAA procedures they’re required …

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Get a Health Information System Risk Assessment Before It Is Too Late!

In the ten years between 2009 and 2019, hackers broke into health information systems nearly 1500 times. In total, around 170 million Americans were affected.  These breaches had real and serious consequences for both the victims and the providers who failed to properly secure their data. They led to a change in HIPAA requirements and a crackdown on non-compliant …

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What Is HIPAA and What Does HIPAA Stand For?

Is your business operating under the jurisdiction of HIPAA? If so, do you know what does HIPAA stand for?  In premise, HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This legislation has set security and data privacy provisions for the protection of medical information. Specifically for that which may be identifiable. In this article, …

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Compliance With Rules: Understanding HIPAA Security Standards

HIPAA compliance is more than establishing a general sense of security with patient information. You’re required to do more than what you believe is a “good job.” The HIPAA Security Rule demands strict compliance. And being out of compliance is more costly than establishing it. How do you know your practice meets the HIPAA security standards? Read …

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What Is a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment and Do I Need One?

Patient health data breaches can cost providers millions of dollars in HIPAA fines, and you aren’t the only ones. Health information hacks can lead to negative financial and personal consequences for patients, too.  This is why it’s so important to perform a HIPAA security risk assessment. What are the risk assessments and who needs to conduct …

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New HIPAA Privacy Rules: Everything You Need to Know Going into 2021

In 2021, it will be 25 years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was introduced. The legislation is in place to protect the intimate and personal information associated with the medical profession. In those 25 years since the legislation was first introduced, a lot has changed. Threats have evolved dramatically and as …

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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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