Healthcare IT security pros face the important and difficult task of keeping patients’ sensitive data secure. This type of data is a prime target for cybercriminals, since health records contain more personal data points than, say, credit card data and
Small hospitals are being targeted by cybercriminals, and they may not even know it. A recent meta-analysis of data breaches (PDF), which ran in this website’s sister publication, The American Journal of Managed Care®, found that 37 percent of small and
Firms and professional schools are preparing accountants to deal with rising cybersecurity risks and continued regulation that can rattle clients’ businesses and balance sheets.
Accountants and their clients have millions of reasons to worry about data—for example, Europe’s General Data Protection
By the time you have the flu, it’s too late to get the vaccine. The idea behind vaccines, of course, is a pre-emptive strike against illness. In the same vein, proactive preparation for an audit is a much
Phase 2 of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Audit Program gives healthcare providers 10 days to prepare. Phase 3’s on-site audits give you no time to prepare; auditors show up without warning to
Cloud adoption is growing at a rapid pace because it enables organisations to scale their business models and meet consumer demands faster than ever before. However, with a proliferation of data and an ever-more-complex web of cloud-based business systems to
The number of Americans impacted by financial fraud has increased every year since 2014, and security experts predict it will only become more common.
More than 16 million Americans were victims of fraud last year, resulting in almost
Taking the opportunity to strengthen an organization’s privacy and compliance program will help maintain control of patient data and avoid compliance headaches, which could include a costly and time-consuming HIPAA audit, says Shane Whitlatch, executive vice president at FairWarning, which
It can be helpful to think of good compliance practices as preventive maintenance. It’s easier to have prepared all along than have to scramble to prove compliance when an audit comes
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