A dramatic increase in healthcare websites and application providers means it’s a good time for a HIPAA refresher: A BAA is an agreement between two parties to safeguard PHI or Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Honoring the human element is key to delivering effective healthcare. But what about healthcare cybersecurity? It’s a question worth asking: What does it mean to value and care for a “whole person?” Numerous studies have shown that it’s not just the absence of disease that should be the goal of healthcare treatment plans. Wise doctors understand: … Continue reading Why the Human Element Matters in Healthcare Cyber-security
4 Recent & Relevant Questions about Complying with HIPAA With all the recent questions relating to vaccines and the requirements of the Health Insurance of Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (otherwise known as HIPAA), it’s easy to lose sight of the real fundamentals of HIPAA. As such, we thought it might be time for … Continue reading Beyond the Bounds of HIPAA Compliance
Yes, your startup or small to mid-sized healthcare organization can afford enterprise-level security. If recent headlines about high-profile hacks of sensitive data – such as the recent Scripps Health attack – haven’t convinced you, it’s time to heed the wake-up call: health information that’s protected under HIPAA needs cutting-edge protections – no matter what size … Continue reading Enterprise-Level Security for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses
Not long ago we covered the emergence of blockchain technology and its potential to change the healthcare industry with its superior patient-centered, data management capabilities. What we didn’t mention then is how bitcoin – the web-based virtual currency that utilizes a blockchain, database technology to track transactions – is slowly making inroads into healthcare as … Continue reading Paying for Healthcare with Bitcoin?
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