Do Wearable Devices Pose a Workplace Security Risk?

These days, wearable devices are becoming increasingly popular ways to track your fitness, monitor your email, send text messages and more. Designers are expecting that the uses of this technology will only balloon as more consumers acclimate themselves to the idea of...

Is It Time to Modernize HIPAA Compliance Rules?

The year was 1996. Back then, a gallon of gas set you back $1.22 and you could mail a first-class letter for 32 cents. Prince Charles and Princess Diana got divorced, the Summer Olympics took place in Atlanta, Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be successfully...

HIPAA Compliance Can Increase Revenue

If you are a managed service provider (MSP) and you are not helping your clients learn about and comply with HIPAA, you may be missing out on a very profitable trend. Recently, many MSP’s have been using HIPAA assessments to gain business and engage their prospects...

9 Steps To HIPAA Compliance for Dentists

The purpose of HIPAA in 1996 was to improve Americans’ access to health insurance by facilitating portability when people change employers. Furthermore, it is designed to reduce fraud and abuse, lower administrative costs and secure patient privacy. As a dentist, you...

Are HIPAA Compliance Changes in the Works?

In November of 2013, former Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds was brutally stabbed and slashed with a knife by none other than his own 24-year-old son, who later went on to take his own life. Media reports soon revealed that the young man had struggled with mental...

How to Meet HIPAA Encryption Requirements

If you are a doctor or a nurse, you are no doubt already well aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, usually abbreviated as HIPAA. This policy, originally passed into law in 1996, is designed to protect the rights of patients, particularly...

The Need for HIPAA Compliant Email

If you have any doubt about the importance of sending secure text messages and other electronic communications in a medical setting, look no further than the recent hack of Sony’s email system. A great deal more than embarrassing emails were compromised. In addition...

The New HIPAA Compliance Audits Are On Hold, But For How Long

Complying with HIPAA has been a priority for healthcare providers since the act became law. For the past three years, however, there has been a delay in the roll-out of phase two of these audits. That hasn’t stopped the buzz about what is to come. According to...

Using a Secure Texting App as a Business Solution

Text messaging is much more than it initially seems to be. It goes far beyond teenage gossip or asking your spouse to pick up milk from the store on the way home. In fact, its capabilities and uses are virtually limitless. As a case in point, Beaufort Memorial...