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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Back to the Basics for Data Breach Prevention
Mitch Kelsey
Back to the Basics for Data Breach Prevention

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of significant data breaches at businesses, government agencies, and other organizations in the U.S. alone hit a new high of 1,579 in 2017. That number is much higher for 2018 says the ITRC, even though final numbers are not yet available. Both years are up substantially from fewer than just 200 in 2005, the year the non-profit started tracking...

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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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