Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant?

If you're a medical practice, you're probably tempted to give Chromebooks a try.  They're cheaper than a traditional Windows or Mac computer, and they're a lot easier and cheaper to maintain. But are Chromebooks appropriate for a medical company?  Can they be used to handle medical data?  Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant? We think they [...]

By |2019-04-16T18:57:58+00:00February 28th, 2019|Computer Cyber Security, HIPAA|0 Comments

How to Make Gmail HIPAA Compliant

Google’s email, calendar, and productivity tools (recently renamed to “G Suite”) are absolutely fantastic.  They’re easy to use and very affordable. G Suite is also highly secure, but there are very specific things that you need to do to make G Suite / Gmail HIPAA-compliant.  Here are some big ones... Disclaimer: we are not lawyers. [...]

By |2019-02-15T19:28:06+00:00December 20th, 2018|Cloud Cyber Security, HIPAA|1 Comment

The 9 HIPAA Mistakes We See All the Time

As part of our work helping medical practices with HIPAA and cybersecurity, we get to see lots of HIPAA mistakes.  It’s interesting to spot the similarities across so many different companies. Here are nine of the most common HIPAA mistakes that we see. The scary part is we see them all the time. HIPAA Mistake 1: [...]

By |2019-04-05T18:50:46+00:00December 16th, 2018|HIPAA|2 Comments

HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage – 11 Services Reviewed (Updated)

“What are my options for HIPAA compliant cloud storage? ” In recent years, cloud storage has risen in both effectiveness and popularity. Its convenience is undeniable– the ability to access your data from anywhere is amazing. But can business associates and medical providers take advantage of these services to store PHI? What exactly does [...]

By |2019-04-16T18:43:08+00:00December 6th, 2018|Cloud Cyber Security, HIPAA|4 Comments

Should You Sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement?

Transcript: Hi there.  A a few months back, a client asked us to speak to a new vendor that they were thinking about doing business with.  The cost of doing business with our client is that they were asking this vendor to sign what's called a HIPAA Business Associate agreement.  If you're watching this video, you're probably [...]

By |2019-01-04T20:06:00+00:00December 2nd, 2018|HIPAA|0 Comments