Businesses are big winners when it comes to remote workforces. On top of better morale and reduced turnover rates, remote employees are roughly 25 percent more productive than their office colleagues. But there are drawbacks.
Social media giant Facebook recently announced 30 million users' personal information was compromised.
That’s terrible, right? Well, factor this: Facebook has 2.2 billion active user accounts, and the initial reports indicated the hack only impacted 90 million.
Establishing a strong culture of security in any organization can be tough. I should know. I am a cybersecurity engineer, performing HIPAA-required security risk analyses for healthcare organizations of all sizes. Through the years, I have learned the organizations that take cybersecurity culture seriously continuously remind patients of their information privacy rights, have two-factor authentication on protected systems, give security badges that open secure doors and areas, and much more. Unfortunately, even these smart and commendable tactics are not enough to ward off a breach (and the HIPAA fines that could follow). Through my experience, the ONLY way to create a culture of security is to incorporate these three factors:
All healthcare providers that accept Medicare or Medicaid patients have heard of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act), a reward-based financial reimbursement program for providers that deliver a higher quality of care and increased positive patient health outcomes at lower costs. That’s where MIPS – Merit-based Incentive Payment System – comes in and our best tip for earning the points you need to get a full reimbursement.
The FBI has released a significant security alert recommending both small business offices and people who use small office routers and select NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices to reboot their router and devices. This reboot will create a temporary disruption to the VPNFilter malware attack.
They were surprised, and you likely be will, too.
Of the hundreds of healthcare organizations I’ve helped document HIPAA and meet compliance requirements, most are unaware that their Patient Health Information (PHI) is exposed in some way.
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