Healthcare Compliance Updates & Tips

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Why Is Third Party Risk Management Important For Healthcare Compliance?

Working with third party vendors to provide services is nothing new. Yet a focus on vendor risk management has recently emerged. This is partially due to compliance, cybersecurity, and productivity. But in this post, we’ll answer the question, “Why is vendor risk management important?” And we’ll share some powerful ways to manage your third-party risk, […]


The Different Cyber Security Categories And Frameworks

Building an information security program comes with several challenges. Complying with industry regulations and rules is one of them. However, when you have cybersecurity categories, they help you inform your strategy for compliance.  You can minimize risk and ultimately provide better outcomes for you and your patients. So in this article, let’s talk about some […]


How Has Technology Impacted Healthcare? 5 Insights

Technology is making a large impact for healthcare in today’s day and age. But how has technology affected healthcare compliance? While technology can help you maintain organizational KPIs, it also has unique challenges that you might face. So in this article, let’s talk about five ways that technology is impacting healthcare compliance. How Technology Has […]


HIPAA Vs HITRUST: Similarities and Differences

In the healthcare industry, HITRUST and HIPAA are often used together when speaking about regulations and compliance. Both of these concepts are incredibly important for any healthcare firm. However, they have some unique characteristics that you should know about. And truly, what is the difference between HIPAA and HITRUST? Well, hiring a HIPAA consultant is […]


Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst, Plan Today

The evolution of the risk of successful cyberattacks has been evident since 2010—when the Affordable Care Act was signed and resulted in a transition from paper to electronic medical records. Healthcare organizations began implementing new electronic medical record applications to comply with meaningful use (MU) requirements. Over the years, MU has introduced new criteria with a heavy focus on interoperability among applications. The combination of MU efforts, merger and acquisition activity, and the pandemic-induced remote workforce have increased healthcare organizations’ risk profiles, remaining a prime target for cyberattackers to do what they do best.


Are You Vulnerable? Dig into HIPAA Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Cybersecurity threats in healthcare have posed serious risks and challenges for years. As a result, the government recognized the need to regulate access to electronic protected health information, or ePHI. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act were designed and implemented as national standards for the privacy of protected health information, the security of ePHI, and breach notification to consumers. These rules include risk assessment and risk management by covered entities.