Whether you run a doctor's office, counseling center, or medical billing company, you're used to dealing with the rigmarole and extra paperwork that comes with the healthcare industry. And one of your biggest challenges — and source of headaches — is securing patient health records and meeting HIPAA standards.
Many doctors, nurses, and health professionals lack a technology background and struggle to understand HIPAA and HITECH data security regulations. At insureon, we know how challenging this can be, so we've tried to make your cyber risk simpler.
Below you'll find articles that will explain…
- Your biggest cyber risks.
- What you can do prevent data breaches
- How to fulfill your HIPAA requirements.
The best part is: all these articles are written in plain English. You won't need a degree in computer science to understand them.
From practical mistakes to billing issues, healthcare professionals face a world of risk in their everyday practice. While insurance can't prevent things from going wrong, it can provide valuable financial support in the event of a worst-case scenario. Read more about five common risks and how to prevent them in your practice.
Did you know stolen health records are 10 times more valuable than stolen credit card information? With criminals looking to steal health data, make sure you know these HIPAA and HITECH requirements.
HIPAA's data privacy rules can get overwhelming. Here are 15 things every healthcare business should do to protect patient data and health records.
HITECH and HIPAA fines can get expensive in a hurry. Breaches of a few thousand records can result in $100,000 fines. Find out when insurance will cover HIPAA violations and what you can do to lessen your risk.
HIPAA compliance is about more than just IT and network security. You have to make sure that third-party contractors and business associates are aware of their responsibilities to protect your patient data. Here's what to put in your contracts to make sure your contractors are HIPPA and HITECH compliant.
HIPAA security standards aren't a one-and-done proposition. At least once a year, healthcare companies should review their standards and self-audit to make sure they're doing what they need to for preventing a healthcare data breach.
The Department of Health and Human Safety may randomly decide to audit your healthcare company or a patient complaint may give the HHS reason to look into your data security practices. Here's what you need to know to prepare for a HIPAA compliance audit.
It doesn't matter if your business has one patient or 1,000 — you'll need to secure their data. Read on to learn more about HIPAA best practices and ways to secure your patient's PHI (protected health information).
HIPAA can be broken down into three sets of requirements: administrative, physical, and technical. This means your need to make sure your employees do accurate work, your computers and technology can't be stolen, and your network is secure.