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HIPAA Security Rule Checklist: What is the HIPAA Security Rule?

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.

HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules

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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HIPAA Compliance Guide & Checklist: What Is HIPAA?

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.

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13 HIPAA-Compliant SaaS Tools to Increase Productivity

Streamlining workflow and increasing productivity can be tricky for any business. For companies in heavily-regulated industries like healthcare, it can be downright daunting.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was enacted in 1996, requires all healthcare providers to meet strict data privacy and security requirements in order to safeguard protected health information (PHI).

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How to Best Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks and Protect Your Data

In the Internet age, data is an increasingly valuable asset; data on all aspects of modern life is captured, stored and processed online. Data warehousing and machine learning techniques have enabled business organizations to use this data to learn customer habits and predict future growth. Due to surging recognition in the value of data, it is especially important for individuals, businesses and enterprises to push a security-first agenda, mitigate cybersecurity risks, and protect all business-critical or otherwise sensitive data.

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Cloud & Managed Server Hosting for Healthcare Professionals

Important Healthcare Standards

Three critical standards or forms of compliance of concern to healthcare companies are HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) and SSAE 18 (Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18), the update of SSAE 16.

Beyond finding hosting that is compliant with those standards, you also have to figure out the extent to which you want to include cloud in your architecture. How can you become compliant, and how should you approach decisions on cloud and server management?

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Data Breaches Caused by Misconfigured Servers Within a Healthcare Environment

Adnan Raja February 25, 2019 by under HIPAA Data Centers 0 Comments

Considering high-profile data breaches in the past decade, data security has become a critically important issue within organizations which handle user data online. Particularly for healthcare professionals, protecting confidential and sensitive information is a significant compliance requirement. The mass media is flooded with news headlines and articles about the latest organization to be hit with a large-scale data breach: all-too-familiar stories about the theft of an abundance of personally identifiable information, the negligence of the officials guilty of inadequately securing that data, and the actions to be taken by the victims.

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