The technology storm of the past three decades has made access to electronic protected health information (ePHI) easier, which benefits patient care in an ever-fragmented delivery system, but is bad for information security. Protected health information (PHI) can be found in virtually every corner of a healthcare system, concealed in unlikely places. With each new technology, acquisition, or merger comes new vulnerabilities that may remain unseen until the right assessments are performed to uncover them.
Struggling with staying on top of HIPAA? Our easy-to-use HIPAA IT compliance checklist will help you keep track of your administrative, technical and physical safeguards.
Healthcare organizations simply cannot continue to rely on traditional training methods and call it day. Building a culture of compliance takes more than watching a video and checking a box. Your employees need to be engaged, to feel empowered, for a culture of compliance to thrive. And, there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun while you’re at it.
Originally designed as part of HITECH to encourage providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), meaningful use was a means to an end – towards improved population health and better patient care among fragmented providers. The program prioritized five pillars of health outcomes:
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HIPAA compliance software is a powerful security and compliance resource to protect against breach. This guide outlines the features you should look for when purchasing a solution, along with potential implementation roadblocks and how to address them.
Risk areas can be found in virtually every corner of a hospital or healthcare provider these days. How do you keep up with it all? By performing rigorous and regular security risk audits.
Before the digitization of healthcare records, protected health information (PHI) was mainly stored on paper charts and records and in data centers. The value of personal information was low. Now, however, ePHI is extremely valuable, and attackers will find a way in. As we way in the industry, “it’s not a matter of if. It’s when.” Healthcare organizations fend off tens of thousands of attacks every day.
Computer hackers have been around almost as long as computers themselves, but the risks to healthcare organizations are growing. On today’s episode, we explore cybersecurity in hospitals and health systems–what information hackers want, what to do after a breach occurs, and how to avoid one in the first place.
In today’s fast-paced world, there is no limit to the number of risk areas that can be identified during a security risk audit. And, performing the audit is not enough. Healthcare organizations must establish rigorous controls and governance to mitigate identified risks.