HIPAA Security Rule

A New Tracking Tech Wrinkle

By Matt Fisher – The latest volley in the tracking technology saga has now been sent up by the New York Attorney General. Specifically, the New York AG and New York Presbyterian, which is a large academic medical center system in New York, settled allegations about privacy violations stemming from NYP’s use of tracking tools.

Security is Essential for Healthcare

By Matt Fisher – Part of our Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Security must become more of an essential feature in healthcare. The risk of an attack is ever present and pretty much a guarantee at this point. If an organization has not revealed an attack it either has not detected the intrusion yet or is trying to avoid a negative spotlight by keeping information in the background.

A Dynamic Duo: Cybersecurity and Compliance

By Art Gross – Part of our Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In a world where health records are considered 50 times more valuable than credit card information on the dark web, the OCR’s basic requirements are no longer sufficient on their own. Covered entities and business associates need comprehensive solutions and cybersecurity training to avoid data breaches and safeguard their patient data.

Privacy vs. Security Rule

By Art Gross – When it comes to HIPAA compliance, it’s easy to feel as if you’re being pulled in a million different directions at once. In part, this could be due to the fact that there are 4 different rules that go into HIPAA: the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, the Breach Notification Rule, and the Omnibus Rule.

HIPAA’s Role in Software Support

By Art Gross – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1996 to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ health information. It established requirements for covered entities, such as healthcare providers, insurance companies, and…


By Art Gross – The National Institute of Standards and Technology has provided updated guidance for the health care industry. Designed to help with electronically protected health information, they have created a new draft titled Implementing the HIPAA Security Rule: A Cybersecurity Resource Guide.

What Is MFA….and Do I Need It?

By Art Gross – Multi-Factor Authentication, or as it has become commonly known, MFA, is the practice of “doubling down” on your login security. You are using Multiple (more than one) Factors (ways or methods) to Authenticate (verify) your identity when you access an account.