Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA Compliance Implementation

Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA Compliance Implementation

Health care providers must put HIPAA rules into practice, but the law doesn’t say how. Since the HIPAA privacy rule and security rule came into effect in April 2003 and 2005 respectively, health care providers have searched for HIPAA compliance implementation...
Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA-Compliant Communication

Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA-Compliant Communication

Careless communication can get HIPAA-covered companies into a world of trouble. Nevertheless, many health care professionals fail to secure protected health information (PHI) in their communication. Unsecured messages put your organization at risk. An unauthorized...
Does HIPAA Require Encryption?

Does HIPAA Require Encryption?

In 2012-2013, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had three data breaches involving unencrypted devices. An unencrypted laptop had been stolen from an employee’s home, and they had lost two unencrypted USB thumb drives. These incidents compromised the...