Posts Tagged: HIT

Once you have a complete inventory of all hardware used to access, store or transmit protected health information (PHI), you can create the necessary policies and procedures for your practice. The HIPAA Security Rule requires practices to adopt and implement reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures. We can help your practice get up to date… Read the rest »

Now that you know what a HIPAA Risk Assessment is, let’s start with the basics. To get compliant and avoid substantial fines, you need to know where your protected health information (PHI) is stored, accessed, transmitted and used. We can help your practice get up to date and prepared to minimize breach risks from employees and… Read the rest »

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is performing more and more HIPAA audits. How can you avoid getting hit with severe penalties from the government? The best way is to perform a complete HIPAA Risk Assessment, and to follow through with training and implementation. Find out how to get compliant, and stay compliant in this… Read the rest »

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is performing more and more HIPAA audits. How can you avoid getting hit with severe penalties from the government? The best way is to perform a complete HIPAA Risk Assessment, and to follow through with training and implementation. Find out how to get compliant, and stay compliant in this… Read the rest »

If your organization maintains, uses or discloses health information — encryption is a MUST! Healthcare providers are held to a higher standard and must properly protect health information at rest (on storage devices/computer hard drives), in motion (moving across networks), and in use (while the data is being accessed/modified). Unfortunately, however, many providers are still… Read the rest »

Healthcare providers are busy practicing medicine and treating patients; however, the information networks that contain patients’ protected health information could be under attack. According to a Healthcare Cyberthreat Report, “researchers found evidence that 375 different healthcare networks had been compromised by attackers.” Article.   “We were shocked at [the number of] devices that were wide… Read the rest »

Healthcare providers and hospitals across the nation are starting to utilize Health Information Exchanges, which are not to be confused with the Healthcare Marketplace under ObamaCare. Health Information Exchanges are cutting-edge data exchanges that allow healthcare providers to exchange medical records between “doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals to better coordinate a patient’s complete health… Read the rest »

Increasingly, healthcare data is being transmitted on the internet.  Doctor’s offices are asking, “What will we do when we have a cyber attack?”  It’s not a matter of “whether” the office’s information will be hacked, but “when.”  Many doctor’s offices – large and small – are evaluating their HIPAA compliance plans and buying cyber insurance… Read the rest »