January 12th, 2021

How Strong Data Security Can Be a Competitive Advantage for Your Organization

In the past, your organization may not have put a lot of thought into data security. In the paper-based world, or even the early days of digitizing everything, there didn’t seem to be as much of a need to keep all of your information locked down. But now that everything is electronic, large databases of […]

January 5th, 2021

Understanding HIPAA Violations

If you’re involved in the healthcare sector or an organization that deals with healthcare data, you may have heard the term HIPAA violation being thrown around a lot. You might have a rough idea of what it means, but haven’t taken the time to look into the details. The regulations may seem dry and boring, […]

December 28th, 2020

The ONC Cures Act Final Rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Cures Act Final Rule hardly rolls off the tongue, but it’s bringing important changes to the world of healthcare. Its provisions aim to improve interoperability and facilitate smoother data exchange. Although these changes would be beneficial to certain aspects of the healthcare experience, there […]

December 22nd, 2020

The HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill has Passed the Senate

The HIPAA Safe Harbor bill has passed the Senate without amendment and with unanimous consent. Known formally as H.R. 7898, the HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill amends the HITECH Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to recognize organizations that follow security best practices, such as those that have HITRUST CSF Certifications. […]

December 22nd, 2020

The CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule is a mouthful, but it’s also an important step for improving how health data is accessed and shared. While the rule may be beneficial in certain ways, it’s not without its risks. It opens up the door for patient data to […]