MSP Revenue Service Offerings and HIPAA

When looking into what to offer to increase your revenue, HIPAA is a good place to start. Your MSP’s service offerings should reflect the needs of the largest sector of the economy, healthcare. The best way to increase MSP revenue services is by offering HIPAA compliance services to your clients. What is HIPAA and How Can You Help Your Clients Comply? HIPAA [...]

2022-05-23T09:06:01-04:00May 20th, 2022|

How HIPAA Affects the Role of Business Associates

In order to provide the best possible care for patients, healthcare providers often need business partners to provide support services. When do these service providers become business associates as defined by HIPAA, and what are their duties and responsibilities in the role of business associate? How HIPAA Affects the Role of Business Associates – The Basics The purpose of HIPAA’s rules and [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:28-04:00April 15th, 2022|

Don’t Overlook the HIPAA Compliance of Your MSP Tools

If you’re a Managed Service Provider (MSP), you know that business depends upon your reputation. The MSP tools that you use to manage your clients effectively while maintaining the security and privacy of their data are vital to maintaining that reputation. That’s especially true when working with organizations required to be HIPAA compliant. How does that affect the MSP tools you use to support them? [...]

2022-05-13T10:15:00-04:00March 18th, 2022|

A Developer’s Guide to Creating HIPAA Compliant Software

You’ve coded up this amazing piece of software that is perfect for the healthcare market. The fact that the industry’s footprint is more than $3.8 billion in the United States alone has got you seeing dollar signs. The only problem is that your potential customers will only consider HIPAA compliant software, and you aren’t sure where or how to get started in making your product [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:38-04:00February 2nd, 2022|

Why You Need Dental IT Support

Dental office administrative staff are often overburdened with a multitude of tasks, especially as of late with staffing shortages across the country. These staff members are often required to wear many hats and are therefore more likely to fall victim to burnout. With their focus divided across several tasks, it is difficult to fully address the security needs of the modern dental practice. This is where dental IT [...]

2022-05-06T14:38:09-04:00September 1st, 2021|

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 [...]

2022-05-13T10:11:37-04:00July 21st, 2021|

Is Florida’s Vulnerable Form for COVID Vaccination a HIPAA Violation?

The Florida Department of Health has come under fire for its “COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability” form, some claiming that it is a HIPAA violation. But is Florida’s vulnerable form for COVID vaccination a HIPAA violation? What is the Vulnerable Form for COVID Vaccination? Earlier this month, the Governor of Florida, Ron Desantis, issued an executive order allowing pharmacies to provide vaccines to “extremely vulnerable” Florida residents. With [...]

2022-05-06T12:13:24-04:00March 4th, 2021|

Cyberattack on Legal Billing Firm Impacts 36,000 UPMC Members

In February of 2021, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced that the protected health information of over 36,000 patients may have been accessed by hackers. UPMC contracted with Charles J. Hilton & Associates, P.C. (CJH), a law firm concentrating in healthcare reimbursement and accounts receivable law, to collect on “slow-paying, underpaid, and wrongfully denied insurance accounts receivables.” UPMC routinely sent PHI to CJH so CJH could provide [...]

2022-06-24T06:04:47-04:00February 9th, 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 [...]

2022-05-06T14:38:14-04:00January 28th, 2021|

$5.1 Million Fine Announced for HIPAA Data Breach

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights has entered into a settlement with the Excellus Health Plan, under which Excellus has agreed to pay $5.1 million and to enter into a corrective action plan. The settlement was prompted by an OCR investigation that found widespread noncompliance with provisions of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. As a result of the noncompliance, the data [...]

2022-05-06T14:44:10-04:00January 15th, 2021|