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HIPAA & The Holidays: Tips to Maintain Compliance

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but for healthcare professionals, it can also be one of the busiest. As you celebrate with your family and friends, don't forget about HIPAA policies and other privacy regulations that must be followed even during the holiday season. Here are some tips to help make sure you stay on track and maintain compliance policies while still enjoying all the festivities.

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HIPAA Refresher and Frequently Asked Questions

Both new and well-known regulations alike were updated during the COVID-19 pandemic to better support healthcare providers. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has seen some modest relaxing of some of its components but remains largely unchanged.

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Managed Services in Healthcare – And Reasons to Use Them

If your privacy team is like most hospitals, managing influxes of privacy tasks, as a result of new privacy concerns can be difficult. While the answer of bringing in 3rd party help might seem expensive or difficult to manage, in reality, supplementing your privacy team as needed by using Patient Privacy Managed Services can help your healthcare organizations quickly scale up to accommodate new requests and scale down when resources are no longer needed.

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10 Key Tips for Data Privacy Day

Looking back to 2021, the healthcare industry was challenged to adapt to patient surges, remote workers, staffing shortages, and more. Throughout the past year, hospital organizations and HIPAA pivoted to be nimbler with actions such as relaxing compliance guidelines on telemedicine to improve patient care but may also have created new security gaps.

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Spring Exchange Recap: The New Frontier of Patient Privacy Automation

Last month, we hosted the iatricSystems Spring Exchange, where we brought together industry leaders and healthcare organizations to discuss today’s challenges. A big topic of discussion was how today’s hospitals leverage artificial intelligence and automation into their patient privacy monitoring process.

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The Cost of a No-Cost Ransomware Solution

As we put 2020 in the rear-view mirror, the only way to see if we’re making progress is to take a quick glance back. The pandemic made hospitals a large target for malicious cyber threats, and when you look at the data, you’ll see the spikes of data breaches throughout the year.

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Another Ransomware Event, A Big Cybersecurity Reminder

It was recently announced that a ransomware group that stole sensitive data files during an October cyberattack on Chatham County’s government systems, released the information on the dark and light web. The group published two batches of data containing protected health information and personally identifiable information, which has been viewed more than 30,000 times.

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Enhance and Protect the Patient Experience with Artificial Intelligence

Last year we all saw the resiliency of the healthcare system and how flexible health systems can be — and have to be — in order to continue to protect patients during a troublesome time. Technology was more critical than ever to keep workflows moving and connections strong.

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5 Tips to Celebrate Data Privacy Day

Look back to 2020, and you’ll see that it was a record year for cyber breaches. The shift to working from home created new security gaps that most organizations weren’t prepared for. Match that with how reliant the healthcare industry is on internet-connected devices, telemedicine, and digital health records, and you’ll see how maintaining cybersecurity creates major roadblocks to improving patient care in organizational efficiency.

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Top 4 Healthcare Cyber Security Challenges of 2021

Your inbox has likely been filling up with the news of continuous data breaches of healthcare facilities across the United States. You know healthcare organizations are a prime target for cyber criminals – and the data agrees. According to Black Book Market Research, more than 93% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach in the past three years, with little signs of slowing down.

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