The HIPAA Security Rule is a piece of the Healthcare insurance Portability and Accountability Act, passed by Congress and signed into law in 1996. Here is a little information on the Security Rule and a HIPAA Security Rule Checklist so that your organization can quickly and effectively become compliant.
In 1996, a few pen strokes (and a lot of political wrangling leading up to those pen strokes) made a huge impact on the American healthcare industry: President Bill Clinton signed the Healthcare insurance Portability and Accountability Act into law.
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Overwhelmed with HIPAA compliance? You’re not alone. Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is important to the covered entities and business associates that are expected by the federal government to follow the law and be HIPAA compliant.
However, the requirements of HIPAA and its regulatory agency, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are not as rigid as they first may seem. We’ve detailed the broad concepts required to understand HIPAA or HIPAA compliant hosting in this article, which serves as a beginner’s HIPAA Compliance Guide; further below, you will find our HIPAA Compliance Checklist.
Cybersecurity is a hot topic in the IT industry, as IT sector is one of the industries most frequently targeted by malware and ransomware hackers. IT businesses store and handle an abundance of sensitive and valuable data belonging to third parties, government, healthcare and legal entities to name a few, making them a prime target.
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To comply with HIPAA, healthcare companies and their business associates must formulate a robust contingency plan in case of an event that disrupts operations. These plans have smaller component plans such as a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and an Emergency Operations Mode Plan. This business continuity strategy requires healthcare organizations to be capable of recovering critical IT systems that handle Electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI) into a disaster recovery location while ensuring critical business functions continue in the event of a crisis.
Many organizations’ IT departments fight a constant battle to satisfy the increasing demand for allocating storage pools to computers, servers, virtual appliances, and file servers. For such organizations, IT professionals must fulfill ever-expanding requirements for disk storage to support IT infrastructures.
A viable, proven and tested business continuity plan is essential for any modern professional organization. Two key elements make up a good business continuity plan, they are: have a robust and reliable backup solution and have the ability to invoke a disaster recovery solution in the event that the worst happens to critical IT systems.
With the surge in popularity of digitizing all forms of data, which are often stored within a public or private cloud hosting provider, there has never been a more urgent requirement to ensure that data integrity and data privacy is upheld. In this blog we will discuss the privacy, security and vulnerability of data and offer suggestions of how you can protect your critical workloads.
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