HIPAA Certification Cost [Updated 2024]
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HIPAA Certification Cost [Updated 2024]

The most common HIPAA budgeting mistakes include underestimating the costs of certification, overlooking the need and costs of ongoing compliance and not updating budgets regularly. This in turn poses a challenge for founders to balance HIPAA certification costs with other business priorities. From preliminary prep work to audit expenses and post-audit maintenance, the costs can…

How to Assess HIPAA Compliant Data Centers
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How to Assess HIPAA Compliant Data Centers

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the technology-adoption pace of the medical sector. While the healthcare industry shifting to online processing models, HIPAA regulators didn’t impose any fines for non-compliance in 2019, allowing the telehealth sector to grow swiftly and offer online healthcare services. With things returning to normal, HIPAA is back on its mission to ensure…

What is a HIPAA Authorization and How Does it Work?
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What is a HIPAA Authorization and How Does it Work?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that mandates the development of international guidelines to safeguard sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s knowledge or agreement.  What is HIPAA authorization? A HIPAA authorization is permission from a person that allows a covered entity or business…

How to Safeguard Your Data According to HIPAA Cloud Compliance
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How to Safeguard Your Data According to HIPAA Cloud Compliance

Your cloud service provider is HIPAA compliant. But that doesn’t mean you are too!  As a Covered Entity or a Business Associate who uses a HIPAA-compliant cloud to create, receive, maintain, and send protected health information (PHI), your compliance efforts don’t and mustn’t end there. While using a compliant cloud service provider is a must,…

HIPAA Automation: How to get started
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HIPAA Automation: How to get started

Cybersecurity is a complex yet crucial system that requires clearly defined rules, limitations, regulations, and methodologies. Some people view compliance requirements as an obligation. But compliance, according to the majority of industry experts, is the key to being competitive, avoiding destabilizing attacks, traversing cyberspace, and giving your clients the cybersecurity they deserve. One such compliance…

Healthcare Cyber Security [How to Implement + Best Practices Checklist]
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Healthcare Cyber Security [How to Implement + Best Practices Checklist]

In October 2021, a Japanese hospital was forced to shut down operations for months. Malicious actors encrypted medical data of 85,000 patients and threatened to leak it unless ransom was paid. This is not an isolated incident – businesses depend on the cloud to accelerate workflow but don’t secure it unless an incident occurs. Cybercriminals…

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