What you need to know about EHR hardware

Adopting technology that efficiently stores customer information in one highly organized system used to be inconceivable for many businesses. But not anymore. For healthcare organizations, in particular, digitally collecting and storing patient data has become possible with EHR. EHR stands for “Electronic Health Record,” and a lot can go into getting your practice ready for […]

Why Healthcare needs Mobile Device Management

Just like other industries, healthcare providers are using mobile devices for doing work and communicating with practitioners, staff, and patients. Wireless networks and portable devices in the healthcare setting have their benefits, and the IT staff must have controls like Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to efficiently maintain and manage the security and privacy required […]

How to defend against insider threats

The healthcare industry is unique in that the biggest data security threat comes from insider breaches.The main reason for these unauthorized hacks is financial gain. So how can healthcare organizations protect themselves against insider threats? Read on. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and disclosures of […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]

Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe

As you are well aware, healthcare companies and the vast amount of valuable patient information they hold have become a major target of cyberattacks. Hospitals must combat this with a highly-trained team of technicians equipped with premium systems and protocols, including: Routine Access Monitoring To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department […]

Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Due to Spectre and Meltdown, thousands of healthcare providers are at risk of data leakage, which can result in lawsuits and reputation loss. As such, institutions will need to be more proactive about their cybersecurity. Read on to learn how to secure your confidential files. Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare […]

Improving healthcare data storage

Compared to organizations in other industries, healthcare practitioners are having difficulty adopting new technology. Providers are understandably hesitant about storing electronic health records (EHRs) in the cloud, but there is another option. Virtualization increases IT stability and efficiency and keeps your most sensitive information on site. What is virtualization? There are countless ways for healthcare […]

Is EHR useful?

Is the future of the healthcare industry digital? Experts see no other way forward, as demonstrated by the popularity of electronic health records. However, critics of this new recording process have pointed out major flaws that aren’t present in its traditional counterpart: paper-based recording. Read on to learn more. What is an Electronic Health Record? […]

Key points from Protenus’ new report!

Security breaches are becoming an all-too-common occurrence in the healthcare industry. Due to a sever lack of competent security measures to protect extremely vital patient records, healthcare organizations have become a prime target for hackers and malicious insiders alike. Read on to find out some surprising statistics as exposed by healthcare data privacy company, Protenus’ […]

Mobile devices and HIPAA compliance

Data security and compliance need to be high on the list of any healthcare organization’s priorities. Do you have security measures in place to protect your patient data? Is your practice compliant with the HIPAA regulation? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, this article is a must-read. Why does data security matter […]