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|

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

2022-05-13T10:16:19-04:00May 26th, 2020|

MSP Security Incident Response Procedures

A managed service provider (MSP) is an entity that remotely manages a covered entity’s IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems. IT Infrastructure is defined by ITIL (formerly known as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library) as “the sum of an organization’s IT related hardware, software, data telecommunication facilities, procedures, and documentation.” End-users are the people that a software program or hardware device are designed for - the [...]

2022-05-06T12:18:09-04:00March 17th, 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 [...]

2022-05-06T12:18:09-04:00March 10th, 2020|

The HIPAA Security Rule and Vulnerability Scans

Under the HIPAA Security Rule, covered entities must implement safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). ePHI is any protected health information that is created, stored, transmitted, or received in any electronic format. To this end, the HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to perform a security risk analysis (also known as security risk assessment), which the Security [...]

2022-05-06T14:38:18-04:00February 13th, 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 [...]

2022-05-06T13:36:53-04:00January 7th, 2020|