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Are You Breaching HIPAA While Texting Patients?

Are You Breaching HIPAA While Texting Patients?

Texting is no longer a fad; it’s a way of life. It’s one of the fastest, easiest ways to connect with the people most important to you. So naturally, it’s crept into the business world too. 

Why not text your clients and customers a quick message about an upcoming appointment? Why not answer messages with short answers? While that may be just part of doing business in some industries, it’s not quite as simple in the medical field.

Moving To Digital PHI: What About All Of That Paper?

Moving To Digital PHI: What About All Of That Paper?

Technology has changed the way we handle health information. What used to include piles of paperwork is now being digitally produced and stored. Personal health information (PHI) includes medical histories, lab tests and results, mental health evaluations, insurance information, and other data a medical professional deems vital to identify and keep on file for appropriate care.

Are You Worrying About The Wrong IT Risks?

Are You Worrying About The Wrong IT Risks?

Every day, the news is filled with stories about hacker breaches and data exposures. Billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of terabytes of data have been compromised … it’s difficult NOT to be a little nervous. 

But are you really at risk for Russian collusion? Are hackers really chiseling away at your backdoor, looking for any way in? 

Maybe.

How To Move Forward After a Healthcare Data Breach

How To Move Forward After a Healthcare Data Breach

“We’ve been hacked.”

That’s something no company director wants to hear. But in the medical industry, it can be even more severe. Data breaches can be costly; HIPAA violations add a whole other level to the costs. Over $19 million was paid out in HIPAA fines alone in 2017, with fees already reaching $8 million in 2018.

Of course, money isn’t the only thing you can lose in the process.