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5 Things You Need to Know About BYOD and Cyber Security

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies can be a boon for organizations that implement them. Employees can use the same device for both personal and business uses to work from anywhere, which can result in increased productivity. Tasks that employees once had to leave in limbo once they left the office can now be finished outside the workplace and completed without delay. By ...

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Risky Medicine: A Poor Prognosis for Health Care Security

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In the health care industry, IT solutions are moving at a breakneck pace with an aim towards integrated electronic health records, interactive patient portals, mobile engagement and more. It’s a direction that many feel is necessary to bring health care up into this millennium and improve the quality of care. However, it’s a major cause for concern for data privacy and health ...

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Your Guide to Conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment

HIPAA states that a covered entity or business associate “must conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information held by the covered entity or business associate.” This risk assessment requirement oft becomes a sticky issue for organizations subject to HIPAA. Why? Because covered entities and ...

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HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates

The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule brought with it several key changes to the landscape of HIPAA compliance.  As part of these changes, business associates were more clearly defined, and their obligations under HIPAA’s Security and Privacy Rules were specifically set.  This post will take a detailed look at “business associates” (BAs), explaining what types of organizations are considered to be ...

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