4 Important factors about HIPAA and your IT

Doctor filling in medical document with electronic database Medical records are private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects these data and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more […]

Social media guidelines to stay HIPAA-compliant

HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And while there are no specific guidelines when it comes to social media usage in healthcare, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. What social media actions violate HIPAA rules? Posting patients’ protected health information on social […]

The benefits and drawbacks of EHRs

Numerous digital advancements enable healthcare organizations to address several key industry challenges, such as safeguarding medical records and providing better care management for patients. Electronic health records (EHRs), in particular, allow quick access to patient records, helping healthcare organizations diagnose patients more effectively, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care. However, with these valuable benefits […]

IoT in healthcare: Addressing security and privacy issues

From mobile apps that keep track of daily medication to smart operating room systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering greater convenience and functionality to healthcare practitioners and patients alike. However, the proliferation of IoT devices also brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges. Computing devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data […]

Preventing insider threats in the healthcare sector

Insider threats are security risks that come from within your organization. They could be any of your current or former employees, contractors, or associates who have knowledge about your computer systems and can expose your data. They are a major issue in many industries, the healthcare sector included. In this article, we look at five […]