At its core, HIPAA ensures health organizations maintain patient confidentiality. The best way to do that? Technology.
Employees tend to be more productive when they work remotely, which is one plus for the many organizations quickly moving to remote environments. But there are security 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.
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