The pros and cons of EHRs

The pros and cons of EHRs

The healthcare industry has been increasing its adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). The technology claims to improve on current paper-based methods. However, EHRs are not flawless. Learn more about the pros and cons of EHRs and decide for yourself. What is an electronic health record? An electronic health record (EHR) is an individual’s official […]

The best way to secure PHI

The best way to secure PHI

Healthcare organizations must be vigilant about avoiding data breaches, especially since they’ve been prime targets for cybercriminals for several years. Medical records are extremely valuable to hackers, which is why healthcare sectors must implement the most advanced security solutions. Strict access policies To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department must introduce […]

Healthcare IoT: Security risks involved

Healthcare IoT: Security risks involved

From mobile apps that assist with taking medicine on time to smart appliances that monitor vitals, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ubiquitous in healthcare. However, IoT’s expansion brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges for healthcare practitioners and their patients. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for […]

Situations perfect for virtual desktops

Situations perfect for virtual desktops

Managing an office full of computers and mobile devices is a nightmare especially in regulated industries. But with a virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), employees can access all the features of a personal computer from almost any mobile device. Here are a few use cases for this emerging technology: Healthcare In an industry where every file […]

Mitigating healthcare insider threats

Mitigating healthcare insider threats

The healthcare industry is unique in that the biggest data security threat comes from insider breaches.The main reason for these unauthorized hacks is financial gain. So how can healthcare organizations protect themselves against insider threats? Read on. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and disclosures of […]

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]