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Cybersecurity Awareness: The Layers of Patient Privacy

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we've shared tips so far for "Owning It" with remote access security, "Securing It" with multi-factor authentication, and "Protecting It" against Phishing attacks, and the potential costs of a HIPAA violation. Today I want to talk about how having layers of patient privacy help keep Protected Health Information (PHI) safe. 

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Cybersecurity Awareness: The Cost of Violating HIPAA

In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we've shared tips so far for "Owning It" with remote access security, "Securing It" with multi-factor authentication, and today I want to talk about "Protecting It" and the potential costs of a HIPAA violation if you aren't able to protect it (with "it" being PHI).

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5 Tips for Promoting Patient Privacy Awareness to Your Employees

Healthcare Privacy is tied to a growing number of rules, regulations, policies and procedures. For the average healthcare employee, it can be difficult to keep track of everything they need to know. Therefore, organizations should prioritize awareness as a part of their privacy strategy. Awareness is the process of educating your staff, not only on these policies and procedures, but why they are important. Awareness is a vital step in influencing a positive privacy culture.

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Clarity on Artificial Intelligence and Patient Privacy

According to Frost & Sullivan, Artificial Intelligence systems are projected to be a $6 billion dollar industry by 20211. In fact, if you Google “artificial intelligence” and “patient privacy” you’ll get at least 35,000 results. There’s been a lot of hype in the media recently about artificial intelligence (AI) and whether or not it’s good or bad for patient privacy. No matter where you stand on the topic, there’s no doubt that AI is already helping privacy auditors save time. Read on to learn how…

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How the Human Factor Impacts Patient Privacy

Today I realized that in September of this year, I will have been in Healthcare IT for 28 years. During that period of time, I've performed a number of jobs and learned many different things. I've been in both technical and non-technical roles, in staff and leadership positions, and had the pleasure of working with some amazing people in many different states. The greatest lesson I have learned along my journey is that people are the most important aspect of any successful technology project.

On August 14th at 2:00 p.m. ET, join me for "How the Human Factor Impacts Patient Privacy," an educational webinar where I’ll discuss a number of breaches and show examples of how the human factor was ultimately the root cause. Use the link above to register to attend, and read the rest of this blog post for the background to set the stage.

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Find Hidden Patterns with Role-Based Behavioral Analysis

We all remember in 2005 when Amazon started tracking customer habits, and built sophisticated tools to recommend more purchases and direct your searches toward products it thinks you’re most likely to want. 

That's the use case I think about when the subject of behavioral analysis comes up. The more the software can learn about the person, their demographics, their buying and web-browsing habits, the better Amazon can sell products to them.

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5 Essentials for Patient Privacy Program Success

Today’s hospital leaders face unprecedented challenges when it comes to safeguarding patient privacymounting regulations, increased organizational complexity, along with dispersed privacy and security processes—all amid millions of patient data accesses every single day.

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Teaching the Importance of Protecting Patient Privacy — Inside and Outside the Hospital

Note From Iatric Systems: Thank you very much to Carl Smith, CIO of King's Daughters Medical Center, for sharing his thoughts with us, and our blog readers, about protecting patient privacy.

Brookhaven, Miss., a town with a population of about 12,000 residents, is where I call home. Living in a small town in southwest Mississippi has its advantages. We are a close-knit community where relationships are built and last a lifetime. This culture of community spreads into most facets of life including local business. We look out for one another and want our community to strong, safe, and secure. In the healthcare arena, this has become an ever-evolving challenge with information privacy and security.

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Security and Patient Privacy: Just Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Based on an Interview with Seana-Lee Hamilton
Privacy Officer for Fraser Health in British Columbia

Peanut butter and jelly; milk and cookies; Canada and hockey — some things just go together. One more to add to the list — data security and patient privacy. You just can’t have effective and robust patient privacy without security. How secure is data that isn’t private?

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Thanks to You: Security Audit Manager™ Named 2018 KLAS Category Leader

Even though Security Audit Manager™ (SAM) had already been named KLAS category leader three years in a row, before KLAS made their announcement earlier this year, we couldn't help but feel hope, excitement, and nervousness, too. We were confident, but we wondered, "Could we, with the help of our customers, do it again for a fourth consecutive year?"

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