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Healthcare Cybersecurity & Data Security in 2019
Josh Mayfield
Healthcare Cybersecurity & Data Security in 2019

The healthcare industry is one of the hottest sectors for employment, creating new jobs consistently. According to data released at the end of 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare created a total of 346,000 jobs — nearly 29,000 new jobs each month and employment in the sector is expected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026, “much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4...

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Avoid Security Breaches in Healthcare with Data Visibility
Josh Mayfield
Avoid Security Breaches in Healthcare with Data Visibility

Security breaches in healthcare are rampant. Just one month into 2019 and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) already has plenty of new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance violations to investigate. The well-known ‘wall of shame’ data breach portal shows that in January alone more than 350,000 individuals have had their protected health information (PHI) compromised by a data breach. The reported causes of these healthcare security...

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What is HIPAA Compliance and Why is it Important to Healthcare Security?
Josh Mayfield
What is HIPAA Compliance and Why is it Important to Healthcare Security?

If you are involved with the healthcare industry, you’ve probably heard of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Regulations and best practices surrounding HIPAA can be confusing, but it’s critical that anyone connected to the healthcare industry understand at least the basics. So we’re here to break things down for you. First, and perhaps most important, is to answer one of the most commonly asked questions: What...

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist for 2019
Josh Mayfield
HIPAA Compliance Checklist for 2019

HIPAA was adopted in 1996 and since then, Covered Entities (CEs) have been required to protect individuals’ personal health information or face hefty fines for non-compliance. The U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces HIPAA; the fines they have issued have grown exponentially in recent years. Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, paid a record $16 million in 2018 for a data...

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3 Lessons Learned from Healthcare Security Breaches
Josh Mayfield
3 Lessons Learned from Healthcare Security Breaches

While official numbers for 2018 haven’t yet been released, we know roughly 7 million healthcare records were involved in data breaches this past year. The reasons are tangled and varied, but we can find common themes that can help us learn how to prevent future data breaches. For starters, the two most common causes for reporting a data breach to the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights...

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