In a season where “normal health services” have been anything but normal, one thing appears clear: telehealth is here to stay. A recent study notes that 46 percent of consumers now use telehealth in place of in-person healthcare visits – as opposed to just 11% in 2019. Primarily used for level-one consults and routine exams, … Continue reading Securing Telehealth in a Vulnerable World
Good physicians understand: timely treatments promote better health outcomes. It makes sense, doesn’t it? The sooner an effective remedy can be administered, the better. Patient engagement between physician and patient improves, and dangerous and debilitating effects from delayed treatments (such as kidney or heart failure) may also be averted. In the past, some delays were … Continue reading Timely Healthcare with Secure HIPAA Drive
Good security habits can sometimes feel like extra work – like when you have to jump out of bed to ensure your doors are locked, two seconds after you’ve clicked off the light. Why do you do it? Because you know the extra effort isn’t too high a price for keeping an intruder out, your … Continue reading Password Management: 5 Best Practices for Compliant Environments
What should you look for in a HIPAA Compliant Host? It’s an important question, since there are some hosts that might claim to be compliant with HIPAA regulations, but actually are not. A probable reason that they aren’t compliant is that they’ll typically be missing one of the managed services listed below. While the following … Continue reading Ensure You Find a HIPAA Compliant Host
For those that are hosting Protected Health Information (PHI) and are searching for a HIPAA compliant web host, one of the key components is the Business Associate Agreement or BAA. A BAA is an agreement between two parties where at least one of the two parties is handling PHI or Electronic Health Records (EHR). The … Continue reading What is BAA and Why is it important?
Last week I introduced the essentials of the Business Associate Agreement (BAA) and why it is important. The BAA delineates the responsibilities of the parties signing the document ensuring each party knows their responsibilities and roles in protecting the electronic health records. The HIPAA rules require that covered entities (health care providers) and business associates enter … Continue reading Business Associate Agreement for HIPAA Hosting