Cyber Risks in Healthcare: How to Explain Them to Your Healthcare Clients

You know what the risks are, but how do you explain them to your healthcare clients in a way that they’ll understand? Most people are not very tech-savvy, and they definitely don’t know the lingo. That makes your job part translator, part advisor, and part evangelist. There’s an art to communicating cyber risks in healthcare to your clients. You don’t want [...]

2023-07-26T14:13:24-04:00July 27th, 2022|

6 MSP HIPAA Compliance Tips

As an MSP with healthcare clients, it is important to understand how HIPAA applies to you and your clients. As your clients’ trusted advisor, your clients will rely on you to help them comply with HIPAA. To help you understand your HIPAA obligations, and how to carry them over to your clients, MSP HIPAA compliance tips are discussed below. MSP HIPAA Compliance Tips You [...]

2023-07-28T09:29:11-04:00July 21st, 2021|

Importance of Vendor Due Diligence Highlighted by Breach

It was recently announced that Bonobos, a subsidiary of Walmart, was the victim of a breach that exposed the personal information of millions of their customers. However, hackers did not target Bonobos or Walmart to exfiltrate the data, instead they breached their third-party cloud service provider providing database backup services for the company. This is a fact that many in the healthcare space overlook, you can be victimized [...]

2023-07-31T12:10:52-04:00January 28th, 2021|

MSP Healthcare Vertical and HIPAA Compliance

The healthcare vertical has become more lucrative as of late, as the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy and the most vulnerable to cyberattacks. Healthcare organizations need managed service providers (MSPs) to implement the advanced security tools that are necessary to secure protected health information (PHI). The following discusses the MSP healthcare vertical and HIPAA compliance. MSP Healthcare Vertical Healthcare organizations work with sensitive information on a [...]

2023-08-01T09:02:20-04:00May 26th, 2020|

MSP Compliance Solutions

There is a lot of opportunity for MSPs looking to enter the healthcare vertical. More organizations are relying on MSP compliance solutions, as they do not have the budget to hire a full-time healthcare IT staff; a recent study, by Black Book Market Research, surveyed 2,876 security professionals across 733 provider organizations, finding that 84% of hospitals don’t have full-time cybersecurity employees.  As staffing shortages have increased by [...]

2023-08-01T10:59:40-04:00March 10th, 2020|

MSP Security Rule Compliance

A managed service provider (MSP) is an entity that remotely manages a covered entity’s  IT infrastructure, and/or end-user systems. Managed service providers who work with clients in the healthcare sector must comply with the HIPAA Security Rule.  Under the HIPAA Security Rule, MSPs must perform a security risk analysis. What Does MSP Security Rule Compliance Consist of? MSP Security Rule compliance has several components. One [...]

2023-08-01T14:21:30-04:00January 7th, 2020|

How MSPs Can Break Into the Healthcare Vertical

The healthcare industry is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. economy and it is also the most vulnerable. Ransomware attacks are targeting healthcare organizations with increasing frequency, this is in part a result of the lack of knowledge surrounding cybersecurity best practices across the healthcare sector. A recent study determined that 24% of healthcare workers cannot identify malware on their computers and 18% cannot [...]

2023-08-07T14:59:43-04:00October 4th, 2019|

Security and Compliance for Health IT: The Route to New Business?

Understanding security and compliance is essential for healthcare providers and healthcare IT professionals alike. Security and compliance go hand-in-hand to keep sensitive healthcare data safe. Managed service providers (MSPs) and IT service providers are posed particularly well to take advantage of this interrelationship and grow new business in healthcare. Healthcare is currently one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy--and with the advent of new electronic [...]

2023-08-08T09:23:50-04:00May 17th, 2018|

HIPAA Compliance as a Service for MSPs

Offering Compliance-as-a-Service Offering a HIPAA compliance solution allows an MSP the opportunity to work with clients throughout the healthcare field. Federal regulation demands that every healthcare organization operating in the US be HIPAA compliant, and it’s here that MSPs should look to enter the market. MSPs can benefit from their current client relationships while building new ones, at the same time by simply providing Compliance as a [...]

2023-08-07T16:00:46-04:00January 26th, 2016|