Written by Guy McAllister, Director, Privacy & Security - iatricSystems
It’s that time of year to reflect on 2019. While we were doing our annual analytics check, we realized the majority of our readers were most interested in our privacy and security-related blogs. To be honest, we weren’t surprised – smart healthcare organizations always keep privacy and security top of mind. We wanted to make it easy by giving you some of our best privacy and security resources from 2019, so you can feel confident going into 2020.
Here are our top 5 privacy and security blogs of 2019:
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Remote Access Security
Mobile connectivity has become synonymous with today’s workforces – especially in the healthcare industry. However, when data is easily accessible to you, your vendors, and your employees, it can create greater security risks. The responsibility of protecting your patients’ privacy begins with protecting their data.Read our Remote Access Security blog to make sure you have all your remote access security bases covered.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: The Cost of Violating HIPAA
HIPAA compliance is a priority for all healthcare organizations, but remaining truly compliant is time-consuming, and the consequences can drive any CISO crazy. Read our blog, The Cost of Violating HIPAA, to learn the importance of safeguarding patient data and ongoing training tips to get your entire team on the same page to ensure compliance.
Cybersecurity – It Takes a Village
We’ve all heard the phrase “it takes a village,” and while it wasn’t first used to describe cybersecurity, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. With more vendors and third-parties needing to access PHI, you now have more players in the game that can create new security gaps. In the blog Cybersecurity – It Takes a Village, learn how to get your village in order and efficiently manage the risks caused by conducting business with vendors.
Ten Best Practices to Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats
Healthcare organizations like you face a number of security challenges. We won’t overwhelm you with the full list right now (think ransomware, network security, email phishing, etc.). But here’s the good news: we’ve organized and detailed Ten Best Practices to Mitigate Cyber Threats to help you take control of your security efforts.
Five Tips for Promoting Patient Privacy Awareness to Your Employees
Healthcare privacy is tied to a growing number of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures – and it’s something your entire team needs to be aware of in order to create a positive privacy culture. Before you hold a meeting with every single person in your hospital, check out Five Tips for Promoting Patient Privacy Awareness to Your Employees.
We hope these resources deliver the information you need to overcome your most significant privacy and security challenges of 2020. If you need help getting a better grasp on all things privacy and security or just want to have a conversation about your goals for 2020, visit our website or contact me today.