Data Breaches Can Happen to Anyone

In early March, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was back in the news—and not for reasons beneficial to someone likely to become a presidential candidate in the 2016 US election. In fact, fingers were pointing at Mrs. Clinton because of...

Do The New Apple Server Changes Make Texting HIPPA Compliant?

Privacy advocates now have a reason to smile. Apple, the behemoth manufacturer of the iPhone and iPad, has adopted new protocols to encrypt its services. From this point on, even law enforcement officials will not be able to subpoena this technology innovator to...

HIPAA Training Topics

HIPAA furnishes specific regulations dictating IT compliance. However, you may be at a loss as to how to train the physicians in your network when it comes to the security of protected patient data. As a trainer, educating your students will be most effective if your...

Understanding HIPAA Compliance During Medical Emergencies

When a medical emergency occurs, caring for the patient’s immediate physical well-being is the top priority for all of the medical professionals involved. That being said, it is equally crucial to maintain the patient’s privacy and the security of his or her medical...

How To Make Your Smartphone HIPAA Compliant

If you are among the eight out of 10 medical professionals who use their tablets, smartphones or other mobile devices to access and share patient information, the security of your data may be at risk. This could happen if you inadvertently send the information to the...

Three Tips to Avoid HIPAA Violations in 2015

While doctors and nurses may be most preoccupied with the latest treatment plans and other medical advancements, they are more likely to have problems over issues related to privacy and security. These issues have become increasingly prominent thanks to HIPAA, a piece...

Secure Texting Improves Patient Care

Patient care is an area that is always undergoing improvements. The people behind health-oriented tech are constantly working to improve the quality of life for patients and the efficiency of the doctors and nurses treating them while still maintaining HIPAA...

HIPAA Violation Costs Walgreen $1.44M in Fines

On Friday, Nov 14, Indiana’s Court of Appeals handed down a harsh judgement against Walgreens. The court upheld a fine of $1.4 million against Walgreens, a fine originally levied for HIPAA violations committed by a Walgreens employee. For the first time in U.S...