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Category: HIPAA and Computers

Computer Security & HIPAA Compliance

We speak with medical practices every day and unfortunately see lots of HIPAA-related mistakes. Many practices think HIPAA compliant email is all they need, but it’s important that your computers are configured properly. 

Here are some of our favorite HIPAA and Computer Security articles:

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HIPAA Mistakes: 9 That We See All the Time

November 11, 2019 by Josh Ablett
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: […]
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5 Free Windows Cybersecurity Tips

October 26, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Here are five free Windows cybersecurity tips.  Take a moment and do these 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 […]
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5 Free Mac Cybersecurity Tips

October 25, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Are you a Mac user?  Check out these five free Mac cybersecurity tips.  They're quick and easy, and something you should do right now. These will help you with your cybersecurity 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 […]
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Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant?

October 15, 2019 by Josh Ablett
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? We think they are, […]
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24 Ways to Steal Medical Data

October 9, 2019 by Josh Ablett
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.
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