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How an MSSP just might Save your Life

03Oct 2019
By HIPAA Vault

As cyber criminals continue to wreak havoc on healthcare providers by way of ransomware, IoT attacks, and breaches of personal, protected health information (PHI), many of these attacks have had a crippling effect on healthcare’s ability to administer critical, life-saving services to patients.

For example, Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming recently had to divert patients from its emergency room due to a ransomware attack. CCH was also forced to cancel a number of critical procedures and exams, including respiratory therapy, radiology exams, and even some surgeries. Additionally, a number…

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Is WordPress HIPAA Compliant?

19Sep 2019
By Stephen Trout

As the most popular, off-the-shelf content management system (CMS) in the world – estimated at over 50% of the market share, translating to some 75 million websites worldwide – WordPress is clearly the website builder of choice. Medical practices and other health providers often rely on the WordPress platform for its ease of use, variety of plugin themes, and online portal features. Unfortunately, the proliferation of such a huge number of WordPress sites – drawing upon a vast  repository of over 42,000 Plugins – has made WordPress a regular target for hackers.

Is WordPress HIPAA Compliant?

So…

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Cheap HIPAA Compliant Hosting Doesn’t Mean Sacrificing Features and Support

16Sep 2019
By HIPAA Vault

Affordable HIPAA Compliant Hosting – Without Sacrificing Features and Support

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, large patient files and medical records are quickly transitioning to digital format. But it’s not just HIPAA regulations driving this move to a compliant cloud. Electronic solutions are more convenient and practical, allowing for instant access to critical data by healthcare teams. This means improved patient care.

For the uninitiated, there’s a clear difference between standard web hosting and HIPAA compliant web hosting. In contrast to traditional web hosting companies, HIPAA Compliant Hosting Providers manage…

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Healthcare has an April Storm

02Aug 2019
By HIPAA Vault

Mark Twain is often credited with the line:

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

This spring, everyone was talking. In fact, if April is famous for its plentiful showers, then 2019 was legendary. Across the country, a number of all-time rain and snowfall totals were shattered: Asheville, NC, for example, saw 9 inches; Watertown, South Dakota was hit with 25 inches of snow – in just three days.

But it wasn’t just the ground that got soaked in April:

A veritable storm of healthcare data breaches hit the industry hard; in fact, a recent…

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Getting Your Fax Straight on HIPAA Faxing

02Aug 2019
By HIPAA Vault

It’s the question that’s been on everyone’s mind: how does faxing work with transmitting sensitive, medical data? (Ok, well maybe not everyone.)

For those who do rely on faxing to transmit PHI, however, the following practical points may keep you from running a foul of HIPAA compliance requirements:

  • Faxing may be a traditional means of transmitting data, but it is particularly susceptible to being intercepted – unless additional safeguards are added (we’ll discuss these later). Typical telephone lines are simply not secure; in addition, mis-dialing a fax number can send your sensitive data to a completely unintended…

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Clutch Recognizes HIPAA Vault in Cloud Consulting Industry

07Jun 2019
By HIPAA Vault

Since our founding in 1997, we have been providing uncompromising and affordable data security. We work with both large, enterprise-level companies and small offices and clinics providing the same, high-quality service to each. No matter how big or small, we help them keep their costs low and ensure their data is kept available, secure, and HIPAA Compliant. Because of our good work, we are listed among Clutch’s top cloud consulting services.

Clutch is a B2B ratings and…

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Protect Sensitive Patient Information with HIPAA Vault

28May 2019
By HIPAA Vault

Healthcare organizations face somewhat of a double whammy when it comes to digital security. Not only do they have to protect their businesses from evergrowing threats — including sophisticated phishing schemes, DDoS attacks, and ransomware — but they must do so in compliance with strict government regulations.

In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in the U.S. by President Bill Clinton to protect sensitive patient data within the healthcare system. At the end of the Great Recession, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the

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