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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule that protects electronic data went into effect in 2005, but small and midsize healthcare organizations are still struggling to comply with the law. They are confused and fear the Security Rule because they don’t have the...

Millions of companies fall under specific industry IT security and privacy regulations such as PCI, HIPAA and GDPR. However, those not REQUIRED to be in compliance with these standards should act is if they are – being in compliance is good security and data privacy discipline.  There are many areas of liability...

HIPAA presents a tremendous opportunity for MSPs to gain new customers and increase revenues through ongoing HIPAA compliance assessments. If you’re a managed service provider looking to increase or build your HIPAA compliance business, you should be aware of the some of the most common...

HIPAA IT compliance is primarily concerned with ensuring all provisions of the HIPAA Security Rule are followed and all elements on the HIPAA IT compliance checklist are covered. Identifying risks via ongoing assessments and documentation is critical to HIPAA IT security and compliance. Failure is not an Option Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in...

In an earlier blog, we outlined some of the most common HIPAA violations that befall covered entities and business associates. Now we’ve got some tips for MSPs to help their clients avoid those HIPAA violations and costly fines and maintain continual compliance. Set Up Multi-Factor...

Guest blog by Mike Semel, president of Semel Consulting A new federal law plans to reward HIPAA covered entities and business associates for implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). The law provides ‘safe harbor’ from HIPAA data breach penalties and allows...