Security breaches are becoming an all-too-common occurrence in the healthcare industry. Due to a sever lack of competent security measures to protect extremely vital patient records, healthcare organizations have become a prime target for hackers and malicious insiders alike.
Data security and compliance need to be high on the list of any healthcare organization’s priorities. Do you have security measures in place to protect your patient data? Is your practice compliant with the HIPAA regulation? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, this article is a must-read.
The general rule of thumb of cybersecurity is: Anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace, every business should be on high alert, especially those in the healthcare industry where patients’ well-being hinge on the security of the device.
Blockchain technology has significant implications for every industry, but healthcare is ideal for the increased security and efficiency that come with this new trend. Read on to ensure you’re prepared for what’s coming.
What is blockchain?
Although the technology was first associated with Bitcoin and other digital currencies, blockchain is not exclusive to the financial sector.
Learning about HIPAA is no fun task. To make it a little more interesting, we’re going to spice it up with a guest appearance by Kanye West. The musical artist’s recent stay at an LA hospital is a great example of what you need to know when educating employees about what constitutes a breach and how to avoid them.
Administering medical care electronically makes a lot of sense. It’s a practical way for patients to receive care and for doctors to provide it. Advances in telemedicine, a type of medical practice that takes place without the doctor and patient sharing the same physical space, is increasing in popularity, and rightly so.
Some healthcare companies see HIPAA and other compliance regulations as a bane to their business, mainly because of the lengthy and complicated requirements. Poring over authorities’ regulations and ensuring that all areas of operations remain compliant call for a high level of expertise, something that small- and medium-sized businesses may lack.
Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year.
Since 2011, the trojan Stegoloader has infected machines all over the U.S. with malware disguising itself as a pirated product key generator. Once deployed, the trojan steals electronic medical records and attacks system vulnerabilities. Although the healthcare industry has been the primary target, other businesses are not invulnerable.
Technology is constantly changing and evolving. And while many of these changes are designed to add convenience to people’s lives, there is a chance that some technological advances can do much more. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a form of technology that may have the potential to do real good for humankind through applications in the healthcare industry.