In the wake of a global pandemic, many societal institutions are scoring low on trust. With trust also suffering regarding the security of medical data, it makes sense for healthcare practices to be asking who they can really trust.
Extortion is as old as the hills, yet the story of the original “digital ransomware” is stranger than a Hollywood movie.
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
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
A quick survey of 3 recent breaches – including one very high profile case – reminds us to be especially vigilant to avoid these all-too-common scenarios with protected health information Breach #1: PHI on paper – even in your personal briefcase – isn’t good protection, and can lead to a breach of PHI The following breach … Continue reading What 3 Recent Breaches Teach us About Data Security
Everyone familiar with HIPAA agrees that protecting sensitive data like protected health information (PHI) is critical, and most realize that encryption is the technique of choice; however, this seems to be the extent of most people’s knowledge.