Tag: Healthcare Security


Mar 2016

Healthcare Data Security is More Than Just HIPAA

Nearly three-quarters of healthcare organizations have suffered some kind of data breach or security incident in the past 12 months and more than 19 million people have had their health information compromised since the breach notification rule went into effect. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations can be fined up to $1.5 million per year for serious security incidents under the HITECH Act, but the full...

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Feb 2016

Healthcare Organizations Also Need a PCI Compliance Plan

While many healthcare organizations are very familiar with their roles in maintaining HIPAA compliance, many aren’t as certain about where they stand regarding Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations. These organizations have spent years with HIPAA regulations as their primary focus and they don’t always see the same volume of payment card use as retailers, so the maturity of their PCI compliance programs aren’t as robust....

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Jul 2015

Don’t Let Your Laptop Give up Your Patients’ PHI

As more physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers rely on their smartphones, laptops and tablets to perform their duties and access instant information, the risk of becoming a target for cyber thieves increases. But understanding best practices for securing your company’s mobile devices and employing them should allow you to stay HIPAA compliant while keeping your patients’ personal information secure. Many healthcare organizations are unsure about...

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Feb 2015

Report: Cyber Thieves will Increasingly Target Healthcare Companies

Your healthcare company has data – not just any data, but Protected Healthcare Information (PHI). One report predicts the data you have will be increasingly targeted by cyber-thieves who want that information. Healthcare records hold a cornucopia of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that can be used in multiple follow-up attacks and various kinds of fraud. In 2013, 43 percent of all major data breaches involved healthcare...

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