Big data helps hospitals in a big way

Big data helps hospitals in a big way

The healthcare industry struggles when it comes to trying to keep up with the latest technology on the market. Thankfully, the rise of more affordable cloud solutions and increased storage availability mean hospitals and clinics can finally catch up and implement direct improvements to hospital performance, such as lowering hospital readmission rates. Read on to […]

EHRs vs paper records: Which is better?

EHRs vs paper records: Which is better?

Is digital the way to go for the healthcare industry? Experts see no other way forward, as demonstrated by the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs). However, critics of this new recording process have pointed out major flaws that aren’t present in its traditional counterpart: paper-based recording. Read on to learn more. What is an […]

How to safeguard PHI

How to safeguard PHI

Hospital data breaches are emerging at an alarming rate and show no signs of slowing down in 2019. That’s because data fetches a hefty price on the black market, making hospitals prime targets for cybercriminals. The best way to defend against these threats is to arm your team with the following systems and protocols. Strict […]

Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

The rule of cybersecurity states that anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the healthcare industry, every business should be on alert. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Healthcare apps, for instance, contain plenty of […]

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

HIPAA’s rules pertaining to IT are problematic to say the least, but things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding as to […]

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

Technological advancements have brought us much closer to artificial intelligence (AI), such as cars that drive themselves and robots that interpret and summarize the news. AI is helping humankind in various industries, and healthcare is close to the top of that list. Virtual personal health assistants At the helm of the AI revolution are virtual […]

How to defend against insider threats

How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal […]

Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe

Cybersecurity approaches to keep PHI safe

Healthcare organizations have always kept the possibility of data breaches in mind, especially since 2017 witnessed the biggest and most expensive data breach to date. To counter this, more businesses have hired certified technicians, but that’s not enough. They also need to implement the most advanced systems and protocols to reinforce their work, namely: Routine […]

Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Data security is critical to the healthcare industry. Hospitals and clinics need to ensure medical records are protected at all times to stay HIPAA-compliant. But with Spectre and Meltdown affecting every server, all healthcare providers are at risk of data breach. Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare providers? Spectre and Meltdown […]