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Warning: HIPAA Audits Set to Increase in 2017

HIPAA audit

We all have compounding daily, weekly and monthly tasks that get pushed back due to the fires you have to put out right now. But, eventually those seemingly insignificant tasks have to be addressed. This is a guest post written by Chad Kissinger, Founder of OnRamp. For many in healthcare and healthcare technology, preparing for phase II of the HIPAA Audit …

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On Amazon AWS HIPAA Compliance (and How to Get There)

AWS HIPAA Compliance

Amazon AWS HIPAA Compliance: How to Get There We field a ton of questions on Amazon AWS HIPAA compliance: is Amazon AWS HIPAA compliant? Can it be? No worries. We’ve got the answers here. Are you thinking about using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build applications that are compliant with the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? If …

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Why You Should Choose a HIPAA Compliant Fax Service

Why You Should Choose a HIPAA Compliant Fax Service

Introduction to HIPAA Compliant Fax Services: 5 Tips for Safety HIPAA compliance umbrellas everything done in your practice, and this includes having a HIPAA compliant fax system. Learn how to keep yours secure with these tips. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that covered entities, including health care providers and their industry partners, protect the privacy of …

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What exactly is a Business Associate and why do we need an agreement?

HIPAA Certification

Think about any entity, or individual, you allow access to your patient information (or Protected Health Information – PHI) in order to facilitate their job. This could be anyone from an IT company, your practice management system, even your collections agency. Wouldn’t it be nice to know these companies are taking precautions to safeguard your patient PHI? This is exactly …

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Comparing Email Encryption Services

HIPAA Compliant Email Providers

Email has become an essential way for people to communicate. As technology has continued to progress, so too have the potential risks that can arise from sending and sharing information online. This is a guest post written by Laura Miller, Compliance Manager of Aspida. Personal information and data are oftentimes targets of cyber-attacks and can put this information at risk. …

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