Add spyware to the list of urgent security concerns. With resources already stretched thin in fighting viruses and stopping spam, companies now also have to defend against a threat that strikes silently and does much of its damage before it’s even detected.
The OCR conducts HIPAA audits of covered entities and their business associates and subcontractors. If HIPAA violations are discovered during these audits, the OCR will implement significant penalties. Additionally, since OCR is posting the details of every breach affecting 500 or more individuals on a public website1 , the organizations involved have become susceptible to class-action lawsuits.
Healthcare providers are starting to realize that using electronic communication, collaboration, and social networks to keep in touch with each other and with patients can improve the quality of care they provide. However, it also exposes them to risk since the information they share on these networks has to be protected in order to meet specific regulatory guidelines, like those mandated by HIPAA. The prescription for success is to consider compliant use of these networks before and while they are being used and the technology that helps achieve that goal.
Read this paper to gain an understanding of:
What the regulatory landscape of the healthcare industry looks like
What concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
The security-oriented rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of ‘electronic protected health information’ (ePHI). However, to comply with the Security Rule and to demonstrate that security controls are in place and working is no easy task, especially for today’s resource-constrained IT security teams.
AlienVault® Unified Security Management™ (USM) helps you to accelerate your path to HIPAA compliance and simplifies maintaining your HIPAA certification thereafter. With multiple essential security capabilities together into a single platform, AlienVault USM gives you an affordable and easy-to-use solution to satisfy the HIPAA Security Rule, and provides highly customizable, predefined HIPAA compliance reports out of the box, making it fast and simple to get the visibility you need to maintain your organization’s security posture.
Recent regulatory additions require that companies take proactive measures like penetration testing to enforce data privacy and integrity. By deploying a distributed model companies can execute testing from different security levels which is important in challenging posture based on level of access.
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It’s the legislation that makes sure your protected health information (PHI) is kept private and kept secure. It covers how healthcare providers and associated businesses should keep handle your data and protect your health information, and provides the standards needed to ensure PHI data stored, handled, and accessed correctly at all times.
This eBook will introduce you to the compliance capabilities that can be achieved by using AWS services and its featured partners in healthcare and life sciences. In this eBook, you can learn how to build cloud-based healthcare solutions for HIPAA and other frameworks, as well as how to regulate workloads on the cloud for life sciences organizations. Download this eBook to learn more and to read actual customer use cases illustrating how healthcare and life sciences organizations can leverage AWS to help them with their compliance requirements.
AWS supports healthcare organizations with HIPAA Eligible Services and the AWS Healthcare Compliance program. AWS products and services are being used by many customers that handle electronic patient health information (PHI) to build solutions that meet HIPAA and HITRUST regulatory requirements for cloud-based workloads.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how AWS HIPAA Eligible Services can help you build secure workloads to handle PHI in compliance with HIPAA and HITRUST standards. AWS Healthcare experts will be joined in this webinar by AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners ClearDATA and Cloudticity.
How secure are the VPNs and modems that your vendors and partners use to access your data center? Can you confidently track all activity to meet SOX, PCI, and HIPAA compliance requirements? Learn how Axeda ServiceLink for Data Centers empowers you to provide your vendors and partners with secure and auditable access to your mission-critical data center.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Oct 01, 2007
The healthcare industry has benefited from the breakneck pace of digitization - spanning everything from payments to patient records to X-ray film - but it has also been increasingly exposed to greater risk. Efforts to increase healthcare provider productivity via increased digitization and system interconnectivity have to be counterbalanced against the growing concerns for patient privacy and a backdrop of increasing liability.
Security threats can be next to invisible, but this infographic shows exactly where your healthcare organization can be most at risk. It also gives you valuable tips for helping secure your patient data, financial documents, and medical records.
Fully updated for 2019, this guide covers the latest technologies and best practices for print, device, document, information, and cybersecurity. Learn how you can help maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health records throughout your organization.
Published By: Castelle
Published Date: Nov 01, 2006
Easily implemented and integrated with electronic medical record systems, network fax servers can play a valuable role in supporting HIPAA objectives, offering a standardized, enterprise-wide faxing solution, and helping to maintain a high standard of security, efficiency and organization.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) serves as the clinical arm for research and treatment studies for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The organization’s outsourced IT service desk operated adequately, but a desire for financial savings, enriched customer relationships, and improved HIPAA compliance drove SCCA to seek out another solution.
"In healthcare, as the trends supporting eHealth accelerate, the need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This white paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network for healthcare sector enterprises, including:
Transport Network Equipment
Outside Fiber Plant
Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
Services, Operation, Program Management, and Maintenance
Download our white paper to learn more."
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Dec 10, 2007
In the arena of corporate governance and compliance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has commanded considerable attention; in the healthcare industry, it's HIPAA; similar regulations target the financial services and energy sectors. Organizations can use technology to meet compliance demands in a cost-effective way.
The data security challenges in the healthcare industry have never been as challenging as they are today. Not only must healthcare providers comply with HIPAA regulations concerning patient privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against identity theft as well more complex scenarios of insurance data theft, medical identity theft and the adulteration of health records.
Published By: DataMotion
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
With HIPAA audits now randomized, you must be prepared for them every day. And with state regulations requiring compliance-breach reporting, you must become your own auditor. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the 1996 federal regulation that mandated health-data privacy.This regulation requires compliance by all insurers and health care providers, including physician’s offices, hospitals, health plans, employers, public health authorities, life insurers, clearinghouses, billing agencies, information systems vendors, service organizations, and universities.But that’s not all.
The importance of healthcare providers to assure their patients the utmost security, confidentiality and integrity of their sensitive information cannot be understated. This means being HIPAA compliant within every aspect of their practice, with a particular emphasis on the components of their healthcare IT infrastructure
This white paper described elements and best practices of a HIPAA compliant data center. This comprehensive guide spans the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards of the HIPAA Security rule from the physical security and environmental controls necessary of the facility itself, to the requirements needed between a Covered Entity (CE) and the data center provider when outsourcing.
Detailing both the benefits and risks of a third-party partnership, this white paper provides answers to key questions such as what exactly makes a data center HIPAA compliant, what to look for when choosing a service provider to work with, and why a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is important for establishing accountability with these partners.
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