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: [...]
If you’re a Windows user, here are five free things you should do right now. These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use BitLocker, Microsoft’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028713/windows-10-turn-on-device-encryption 2) Take a screenshot to prove your laptop [...]
If you’re a Mac user, here are five free things you should do right now. These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use FileVault, Apple’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837 2) Take a screenshot to prove [...]
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 [...]
Do you know all of the ways someone can steal PHI from your practice? We've put together a list of 24 ways that people can steal medical data.
Why is it important to have a secure laptop? Losing a laptop or having one stolen can be disastrous for any business. Not only will it leave you unable to work until you find a replacement, but if the laptop has Personal Health Information (PHI) on it, you might have to report a breach under [...]