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Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Attacks Increase 195% in Q1 2019   Ransomware attacks continue to be the cause of major data breaches. Healthcare, in particular, is at a heightened risk. A report was recently released detailing the impact of ransomware attacks, which found …


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HIPAA Compliant Apps

HHS Guidance on HIPAA Compliant Apps and Sharing PHI With the use of health care apps for both patients and providers becoming more and more prevalent, complying with HIPAA regulation to maintain data privacy and security is key. The US …


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Healthcare Data: Common Target for Hackers

Why Healthcare Data is a Common Target for Hackers Healthcare and hospital organizations experience a significant measure of the targeted data breach attempts from the hacking community. Healthcare is often seen as an easy target and the reward for the …


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Healthcare Ransomware

All Records Erased, Practice Closes Down after Healthcare Ransomware Attack In the aftermath of a devastating healthcare ransomware attack, a practice based out of Battle Creek, Missouri has been forced to close its doors. This is just another example of …


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Behavioral Health Data Breach

Behavioral Health Data Breach Affects 67,000 A behavioral health practice based out of Springfield, Missouri has notified 67,493 patients of a behavioral data breach involving their medical data. The breach occurred in August of 2018–however, what makes this behavioral HIPAA …


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HIPAA Physical Security

HIPAA Physical Security Guidance Under HIPAA regulation, security safeguards are an important part of keeping your behavioral health business safe. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released new guidance reinforcing the …


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HIPAA Compliant Texting

HIPAA Compliant Texting? Like many telehealth practitioners in the digital age, you may be asking yourself “Is texting HIPAA compliant?” The answer is a bit tricky. Text messaging–SMS texting or MMS texting–presents an easy to use option for communicating with …