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What is HIPAA Compliant Secure Email?

When you want to harden your email security approach for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, a simple step is to protect your passwords. Consider using password software to auto-generate your passwords for complete randomization. Plus, you want to make sure to bolster your password protection with multi-factor authentication (MFA). You could experience spoofing of […]

Keys to a HIPAA Compliant Cloud

Why does a HIPAA-compliant system cost more than a standard hosting environment does? The reason at a broad level is the need for extra technological “bells and whistles” – although they are by no means superficial. These additional features are necessary because of healthcare regulations, established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of […]

What Are the Most Common HIPAA Violations and How to Prevent Them

There is little that is more disruptive and detrimental to a healthcare organization than a HIPAA violation. First, consider the penalties. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issues fines of $50,000 per violation up to a $1.5 million maximum, and criminal penalties can be up to ten years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines. Second, […]

Does HIPAA Compliance Equal Security?

HIPAA compliance (meeting the parameters of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is a massive point of focus for healthcare organizations – and for good reason. Beyond the fines that a company can have to pay for violations, there are numerous other costs associated with the data breaches that are typically associated […]

What is Managed HIPAA Compliance – and How Does It Help?

The world of HIPAA compliance can seem complex. There are so many considerations to make – from choosing a HIPAA compliant fax service to enacting HIPAA compliant email providers, to ensuring that the physical premises of an office or facility are secure. Each consideration is important; there’s no doubting that. But it all adds up to […]

Are you Dealing with Compliant Vendors?

 Most health care providers do not carry out all their health care activities and functions by themselves. The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies only to covered entities. However, it does allow providers to disclose certain protected health information to business associates. If a provider contract any services the provider must obtain assurances that the business associate […]

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