The last two years have been filled with news reports about major data breaches. First, we heard about millions of records compromised at retailers like Target and Home Depot. Now major healthcare organizations are getting hit.
Why is this happening? In this post, see four top reasons why healthcare networks are a major target for data breaches, and why the criminals seem to be winning the war.Continue reading
A data breach can bring a long list of expenses, and among them is often “damage to reputation.” But do your healthcare clients believe this? Will their reputations be harmed after a breach?
Yes -- HIPAA almost guarantees it.
See how HIPAA forces organizations to spend time and money marketing against themselves after a breach. Show your clients to convince them the threat to their business is real.Continue reading
HIPAA is huge. Out of its hundreds of pages, only a small portion apply to IT. How do you find the rules that matter?
The most important section of HIPAA for IT is the Security Rule. Even within this portion there is a ton of irrelevant information. In this post, we cut through the clutter and show you the parts of HIPAA that affect IT most.Continue reading
You’ve heard about the massive data breaches at hospitals and health insurers – but what about their business associates? Are IT providers seeing similar attacks? And are the attacks successful?
In short: yes. Find out more about the growing number of attacks on healthcare business associates. See the top causes of data breaches and the most-targeted types of data.Continue reading
Health IT departments are looking to make big investments in 2015. If you know their plans and concerns, you can beat the competition and offer the services your clients want most.
Find out how health IT departments are planning to spend their technology budgets this year. You’ll see why security is a major priority, and how mobile technology is predicted to continue expanding.Continue reading
Focusing your marketing and sales efforts on a niche can be a great way to accelerate growth at your IT business. Once you land your first client, your second, third, and fourth can be just a referral away.
One Calyptix partner has had great success selling in the market for dental IT and integration. Read on to see his tips and secrets for breaking in.Continue reading
The HIPAA regulations have not changed recently, but their impact and application in healthcare change constantly.
Check out our predictions for HIPAA 2015. You’ll see why we think criminal attacks and enforcement will rise, and why everyone might give their business associate agreement a closer look.Continue reading
HIPAA has a long list of "requirements" for IT providers -- but did you know that some of the rules are not as concrete as they seem?
See which parts of HIPAA's security rule gives you some flexibility, and see just how far you can bend the rules before the cracks start to show in your compliance and security.Continue reading
Healthcare IT departments are required to protect patient data under HIPAA -- but a new SANS report shows many health organizations are compromised.
Find out more about what the report calls a "compliance nightmare on the horizon" for healthcare IT security.Continue reading
IT providers, do you have clients in healthcare? Do you handle their patient data? If yes, then you are almost certainly required to protect that data by HIPAA.
HIPAA calls this data “electronic protected health information,” or ePHI. Essentially, it is electronic information about a patient. It can be anything from a patient’s phone number to a recent diagnosis.
HIPAA requires healthcare organizations to protect this data. It also requires their “business associates” to protect it – and that includes their IT service providers.Continue reading