Strengthening Healthcare Cybersecurity: Key Insights from Our HIMSS Educational Session

In an era where cyber threats loom larger than ever, healthcare organizations face escalating risks to their sensitive data and critical infrastructure. With cyberattacks reaching an all-time high in 2023, costing an average of $10.1 million per breach according to HIPAA reports, it’s imperative for healthcare systems to fortify their defenses. Our upcoming educational session…

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HIPAA TIP: Backup Strategies & Best Practices

HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

Data backup can be defined as making a copy of the organization’s existing data i.e., ePHI, financial, employee information, and storing it somewhere else. The primary reasons for backing up data is its availability should the original data become corrupted, stolen, deleted or otherwise made inaccessible. Data backups are performed under the assumption of data…

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An Ophthalmologist’s Guide to MIPS: Register for Our Exclusive Webinar

Navigating the ever-changing world of healthcare is never easy, and when it comes to understanding and complying with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the path becomes even more complex. That’s why we have tailored a unique webinar specifically for ophthalmology practices to illuminate the road to success. Webinar Details: Date: Tuesday, September 19 Time:…

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HIPAA TIP: Passwords

HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

Weak passwords are the weak link in the chain – and easily guessable by hackers. Think about it: my name, my address, kids’ or pets’ names, part of or all of my date of birth. How much personal information am I giving up in just my password, and worse, how often am I using the…

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HIPAA TIP: 2023 HIPAA Changes

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HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is expected to present updates to the HIPAA Rules some time in 2023. Guidance was issued in 2022 and it is more than likely further HIPAA guidance will be issued to clear up misconceptions and false interpretation of the HIPAA requirements. One of the biggest areas of concern will…

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HIPAA TIP: Business Associates

HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

A Business Associate “is a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) on behalf of, or provides services to, a Covered Entity.” Not only is this a HIPAA requirement, but extremely important that Covered Entities have Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) with all…

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HIPAA TIP: Physical Safeguards

HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

According to the HIPAA Security Rule, physical safeguards are defined as “the physical measures, policies, and procedures to protect a Covered Entity’s electronic information systems and related buildings and equipment from natural and environmental hazards, and unauthorized intrusion.” Facility Access Controls set policies and procedures to limit access to the facilities that contain servers, computers,…

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HIPAA TIP: Protecting Critical Infrastructure: New Guide for Healthcare Cybersecurity

HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Working Group released a new guide recently to help the public and private sectors in healthcare better align their information security programs with the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework. Helping the public and private healthcare sectors prevent…

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Anatomy IT Acquires IRIS Solutions to Expand Presence in Ambulatory Healthcare

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White Plains, NY – Anatomy IT, the leading platform for healthcare IT and cybersecurity solutions, announced today the acquisition of IRIS Solutions, a respected and experienced leader in healthcare technology services for dental practices and healthcare providers. This strategic acquisition allows Anatomy IT to expand its presence in the ambulatory healthcare sector and bring its…

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HIPAA TIP: Clean Desk Policy

HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

We are all familiar with Business Associate Agreements and the importance of having this contract in place, explaining exactly what your Business Associate can and cannot do with the organization’s patient data. A Business Associate contract is not required with persons or organizations whose functions, activities, or services do not involve the use or disclosure…

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