By Art Gross – Patient care in a digital age means that most information is stored electronically. These records, known as electronic Protected Health Information, are collected as EHRs and then stored in a variety of systems. With the HIPAA in mind, how do you maintain security around the ePHI beyond the EHR?Read More
HIPAA Secure Now!
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of August that we think deserve sharing again.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
By Art Gross – Wolfe Eye Clinic is a healthcare provider located in Iowa. In business since 1919, they specialize in medical eye care and have 11 main eye care clinics across the state, and various other locations that offer treatments. In February of 2021, they were the target of a cyberattack when a third party attempted to gain unauthorized entry to the company’s computer network.