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.
Conducting regular HIPAA security risk assessments helps covered entities ensure compliance with HIPAA’s administrative, physical and technical safeguards, and helps expose areas where an organization’s protected health information (PHI) could be at risk.
Because our healthcare compliance consultants have been in this industry for so long, we’ve been able to combine and share our expertise in these free healthcare compliance management tools, available 24/7 on our website.
Is your organization looking to purchase a compliance management software solution? Do you know what features and functionality to look for? ComplyAssistant’s Fundamental Guide to Compliance Management Software is your handbook for purchasing the right solution for your healthcare organization.
The need for appropriate medical device cybersecurity is critical. Healthcare organizations must protect their patients, and any sensitive data, by implementing and enforcing a solid medical device cybersecurity program.
This fundamental guide walks you through definitions, strategies, roadblocks and solutions to build a strategy that works for your organization.
If you’re still doing HIPAA audits the old-fashioned way with pen and paper, you’re missing out on valuable time savings, and you could be making critical errors in the back-end reporting of healthcare compliance audit information.
Cyberattacks. It’s rare to turn on the news without hearing about a major organization that has become the victim of an online assault. Unfortunately, much more cybercrime is taking place under the media’s radar, and large corporations and national governments aren’t the only targets. Local governments, small business and healthcare organizations are prime targets for attackers.