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Top HIPAA breaches in 2022

Warren Buffet once said: “It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.”  What’s that got to do with HIPAA? Well, whenever the OCR or FTC dolls out a penalty for a HIPAA violation, they also provide a handy document explaining why they gave out the fine, and how […]

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How NLP can supercharge HIPAA compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) consists of several rules that HIPAA-covered entities must follow to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected patient health information (PHI).  One such rule, which we will focus on today, is the mandate to “enhance safeguards as needed to limit unnecessary or inappropriate access to and […]

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Slack for healthcare—Do’s, don’ts, & best practices

So, you’re a healthcare organization that’s started using Slack? Chances are, you want to help your employees communicate and collaborate more effortlessly, and you’ve heard on the grapevine that Slack is the collaboration tool to use. We’ve heard the same. Slack adoption is soaring. The company generated $902 million in revenue between March 2020 and […]

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How is HIPAA being upgraded for remote work?

It’s been a long time since there’s been any update to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But, this year, things are going to change with new additions to the HIPAA privacy rule expected to be announced in the coming months. Read on to discover how HIPAA will evolve this year and what […]

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5 ways cloud DLP helps secure PHI

The healthcare sector has a problem. It’s trying to innovate, embrace new ways of working and adopt the cloud. To an extent, it’s doing this successfully but, then, when we look at data breach figures we see that, for many companies, this innovation is coming at a cost. For the last ten years, the healthcare […]

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SASE: delivering healthcare to the edge?

Healthcare providers, hospitals and medical institutes have rapidly evolved over the last 18 months. While digitalization was already a focus in this sector, the pandemic forced organizations everywhere to press hard on the accelerator. As Satya Nadella famously said, organizations worldwide saw “2 years of digital transformation in 2 months.” Healthcare, though, is extra unique within […]

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Cloud security challenges of privacy policy management

Becoming data-driven is a critical priority for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Data, combined with analytics, equals insights – and these insights can form the basis of predictions, better customer relationships and informed decisions. However, in the modern world, generating data insights comes with great responsibility. A lot of data, after all, relates to […]

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Electronic health records: necessary security safeguards

Second in our HIPAA blog series, this post takes a closer look at HIPAA’s technical safeguards. For starters, there are five technical safeguards as outlined in the HIPAA Security Rule.  The primary purpose of these safeguards is to help healthcare providers ensure that electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) is safe from data breach and security-related […]

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HIPAA deep dive series: when is patient authorization not needed for sharing personal data?

HIPAA has strict rules governing patient data storage and sharing. However in limited circumstances, the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows a covered entity to use or disclose a patient’s Protected Health Information (PHI) without prior written authorization.  First in our series of HIPAA in-depth blog posts, this piece looks at circumstances under which you don’t require […]

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What is sensitive data?

Every time you sign up for a new service, buy something online or, even apply for a job, you automatically share your personal information. If you look back over the hundreds of online interactions you’ve had over the years, it gives you an inkling as to how many businesses have processed information about you. Then, […]

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SOC2, ISO or HIPAA Compliance: False Sense of Security

In the US alone, the overall cost of healthcare breaches in 2019 was US$ 11.8 billion (£9.2 billion) – more than double the 2018 figure, & healthcare breach discovery time is the longest for any industry. Technology and process audits such as SOC2, ISO and HIPAA compliance certificate often creates a false sense of security […]

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