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Implementing Cybersecurity Frameworks in Healthcare Settings

Cybersecurity is no longer a topic that healthcare organizations can ignore, especially with covered entities working toward interoperability, implementing connected medical devices, and utilizing EHRs. There are several cybersecurity frameworks that have been created to help organizations across industries keep their networks secure, but what are healthcare entities required to implemen...


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How FDA Medical Device Cybersecurity Guidance Affects Providers

With the continued push for interoperability and integration of EHRs into daily use, connected medical devices are quickly becoming more common tools for healthcare providers. However, similar to the way computer networks and systems can be...

State Data Breach Notification Laws Critical to Healthcare Orgs

The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Data Breach Notification Rules require covered entities and business associates to take great care with how PHI is handled, stored, and transferred. Should patient data become compromised, healthcare organiz...

Enabling Providers to Use Truly HIPAA Compliant Email

As technology continues to evolve, healthcare organizations of all sizes are working to remain current in what they can offer to providers and patients while also keeping PHI secure. Covered entities now have various options of communicatio...

How Data Encryption Benefits Data Security

As healthcare organizations continue to make the switch from physical to electronic records, implement EHRs, and connect to HIEs, healthcare data encryption options have also increased in popularity. This is when covered entities or busines...

How Evolving Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats Affect Providers

As healthcare providers work to implement the latest pieces of technology to improve patient care, the healthcare cybersecurity threats will also continue to evolve. Healthcare ransomware attacks, BYOD security, and healthcare data breaches...

HIPAA Data Breaches: What Covered Entities Must Know

As more healthcare organizations implement new technologies, connect to health information exchanges, and adopt electronic health record technology, they are potentially exposing themselves to more online threats and potential HIPAA data br...

The Role of Risk Assessments in Healthcare

A risk assessment helps covered entities ensure they are compliant with the HIPAA requirements in terms of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards. It also assists in showing potential areas where an organization might be putting...

Why Blockchain Technology Matters for Healthcare Security

With technological innovations continuing to find a place in the healthcare industry, health data security must remain a top priority for organizations of all sizes. More electronic data is available than ever before, and covered entities a...

What Hospitals Should Know about Cloud Computing Security

With more healthcare organizations implementing mobile devices, and increasing their digital storage options, cloud computing security is quickly becoming a top healthcare industry issue. Healthcare cybersecurity concerns can often make cov...

BYOD Security in the Healthcare Setting

With mobile devices quickly becoming an integral part of daily operations at more healthcare organizations, both covered entities and their business associates need to ensure that they fully comprehend BYOD security and overall healthcare m...

How Ransomware Affects Hospital Data Security

Ransomware is a type of malware that typically prevents organizations from accessing certain parts of its system. For example, an entity and its users could be locked out from critical systems, such as EHRs, and may be unable to get in unle...

What Entities Need to Know about Upcoming OCR HIPAA Audits

The latest round of OCR HIPAA audits were announced earlier this year, leading many healthcare organizations to review their HIPAA compliance measures and ensure that all necessary policies and procedures have been properly documented. The ...

Increased EHR Adoption Raises Need for Robust EHR Security

EHR security is one small piece to the larger data security puzzle that healthcare organizations, especially those of a larger size, are becoming increasingly aware of and looking to address. Under HIPAA, covered entities have the responsib...

How Healthcare Secure Texting, Messaging Impact the Industry

With the continued push for patient-centered care and ever-evolving technological options available to healthcare providers, secure texting and secure messaging have become an increasingly popular path for providers. Not only will secure te...

CMS Sparks Mixed Reactions with Interoperability, Data Blocking Rules

HealthITAnalytics CMS and the ONC dropped a moderate bombshell on the healthcare industry this week by releasing their information blocking and interoperability proposals on the eve of HIMSS19. A conference that typically focuses on forward-thinking innovati...

How Network Segregation, Segmentation Can Stop Ransomware Attacks

HITInfrastructure Ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations have been on the rise in recent years, with sometimes devastating results.* From EHR downtime to compromised patient data, these cyberattacks can significantly disrupt the operations of he...

How eConsults Can Offer a Virtual Care Connection to Specialists

mHealthIntelligence Using a telemedicine platform to connect primary care providers with specialists can improve care management and care coordination for patients.  These services, called eConsults, can serve as a cost-effective way to expand access to c...

Preventing Physician Burnout from Impacting the Patient Experience

PatientEngagementHIT The healthcare industry is undergoing a period of rapid technical and clinical innovation as it moves away from episodic, reactive care.   While data-driven decisions and holistic approaches to patient management can bring significant ...

Patient Financial Experience the New Focus for Revenue Cycle Tech

RevCycleIntelligence Hospitals and practices have traditionally relied on public and private payers to cover the bulk of patient charges and costs for their services. Everything from their revenue cycle technologies to billing workflows has been tailored to cre...

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