Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

The rule of cybersecurity states that anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the healthcare industry, every business should be on alert. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Healthcare apps, for instance, contain plenty of […]

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

HIPAA’s rules pertaining to IT are problematic to say the least, but things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding as to […]

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

Technological advancements have brought us much closer to artificial intelligence (AI), such as cars that drive themselves and robots that interpret and summarize the news. AI is helping humankind in various industries, and healthcare is close to the top of that list. Virtual personal health assistants At the helm of the AI revolution are virtual […]

How to defend against insider threats

How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal […]

Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe

Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe

Healthcare organizations have always kept the possibility of data breaches in mind, especially since 2017 witnessed the biggest and most expensive data breach to date. To counter this, more businesses have hired certified technicians, but that’s not enough. They also need to implement the most advanced systems and protocols to reinforce their work, namely: Routine […]

Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Data security is critical to the healthcare industry. Hospitals and clinics need to ensure medical records are protected at all times to stay HIPAA-compliant. But with Spectre and Meltdown affecting every server, all healthcare providers are at risk of data breach. Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare providers? Spectre and Meltdown […]

Improving healthcare data storage

Improving healthcare data storage

As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative. What is virtualization? There are countless ways for healthcare practices to improve their operations with virtualization, but […]

Key points from Protenus’ new report!

Key points from Protenus’ new report!

In November 2017, healthcare data security and privacy company Protenus released a report on the most common security breaches in healthcare. Here are a few key takeaways. Insiders are a bigger threat than hackers Protenus is one of the largest security vendors for electronic health records (EHRs) and their mid-year review sheds some important light […]