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Is the Telehealth you’ve adopted secure?

Is the Telehealth you’ve adopted secure?

Many patients and providers who would not have normally considered telehealth as a regular way to access healthcare are now utilizing the services. Many patients are afraid to go the hospital or doctor office in fear of exposing themselves and loved ones to Covid-19. Luckily, doctors can still reach their patients and provide medical care online. After this pandemic is over, many suspect that telehealth will still be sticking around. Now may be a good time to consider how to make your telehealth services more secure.

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Double Extortion-What it is and how you can prevent it

Double Extortion-What it is and how you can prevent it

If organizations refuse to pay their ransom, attackers are threatening to release the data publicly. This will of course include sensitive information and PHI. Before Double Extortion, we assumed that hackers could not actually access our data and were only with-holding it from victims to disrupt the ability to continue their work. Now we know they can extract this information and publish it online, breaching our patient’s security.

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Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Watch out for COVID-19 cyber scams Sarah Badahman, CHPSE, Founder/CEO, HIPAAtrek Bethany Baty, Digital Marketing Director, HIPAAtrek Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC, President, MPA The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)...

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Telehealth During COVID-19

Telehealth During COVID-19

Sarah Badahman, CHPSE, Founder/CEO, HIPAAtrek Bethany Baty, Digital Marketing Director, HIPAAtrek Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC, President, MPA On March 17, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote...

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Coronavirus Disclosure: Pitfalls to Avoid

Coronavirus Disclosure: Pitfalls to Avoid

COVID-19 is a national emergency. Healthcare providers and public health agencies are working in overdrive to prevent the further spread of the virus. As healthcare professionals are identifying new cases of COVID-19, they are following the required protocols for notifying public health agencies and alerting those that may be at risk of exposure to the virus.

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Disclosures Involving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Disclosures Involving the Coronavirus Pandemic

While healthcare facilities are preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals are facing increased workloads. Healthcare providers are required to report cases of COVID-19 to public health agencies as a part of the response effort.  It is still important to remember that Minimum Necessary policies and other privacy and security requirements must remain in place.

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