Health IT Security and Compliance

Challenges in Healthcare Cybersecurity

By Art Gross – The healthcare industry is always a top target for cybercriminals, but cybersecurity doesn’t always take the top spot when it comes to business concerns or plans in this sector. While we hear about breaches happening on a regular basis, we don’t seem to act at the same rate. What are the challenges that healthcare faces when it comes to giving cybersecurity the respect it deserves?

Getting Back to Basics: A HIPAA Primer

By Matt Fisher – The constant discussions around the impact and operation of the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA (yes, there are 2 A’s and only 1 P) as it is more commonly referred to, have made it an interesting time to be a healthcare attorney and one focused a lot on the operation of HIPAA.

HIPAA & 18-Year-Old Patients

By Art Gross – As a parent, you might recall the first time that the doctor asked you to leave the room because your “baby is now a teenager”and they have a few questions for them that they would like to conduct one-on-one and in private.

No Vacation for HIPAA

By Art Gross – This summer many of us are taking long overdue vacations that were put on hold or delayed because of the pandemic. As healthcare workers, you are certainly due time off – especially after the brunt of COVID-19 was dealt with by your industry. While you’re checking out and hoping that you won’t have to check in with the office, be aware that HIPAA does not care if you’re in the office or out.

Why Do Hackers Love Healthcare?

By Art Gross – Cybercrime. It has become a regular part of the conversation around healthcare. We are regularly presented with the stats, and we know that the risk is greater for our businesses when it comes to cybercriminal activity. WHY is that the case?

HIPAA Turns 25

By Art Gross – As the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), approaches the 25th anniversary of its enactment, we thought we’d look into the history of this game-changer in the healthcare industry.

Common HIPAA Mistakes

By Art Gross – As a person who works within the healthcare industry, understanding HIPAA is a necessity, even if it is knowing just the basic rules. These rules and regulations are complex and ever-changing so that they can keep up with the fluid landscape of healthcare, so unless you are an expert, it is unlikely that you know all the details of being compliant.