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Breaking Down Encryption and HIPAA Health Data Requirements

Breaking Down Encryption and HIPAA Health Data Requirements

Should health data encryption be mandatory instead of loosely guided by a set of addressable bullet points? Lets take a closer look at what health data encryption is, why it is beneficial, and what questions you should be asking vendors who are required to use it.

How HIPAA Affects the EMR

Patient Centered Communication App

As part of Obamacare, healthcare organizations were required to implement an electronic medical record (EMR).  One main concern for healthcare providers and patients is the potential violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Is Your Healthcare Data Protected from Employee Hacks?

Healthcare Data Security

When we think of healthcare data security, we usually think of intrusions coming from outside our network. And that is a real and serious issue. But what if the intrusion comes from within your own organization? Is that a real concern?

Ransomware: A New Global Issue for Healthcare

Ransomware: A New Global Issue for Health Care

In February of this year a cyber attack on multiple hospitals in multiple places around the globe took place. This was achieved using a software commonly known as ransomware.  Ransomware is a type of malware that is installed by hostile agents that prevents or limits users from accessing their own system.