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? [...]

2023-07-27T10:21:42-04:00March 18th, 2022|

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|

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 for Accountants

Accountants working in the healthcare industry need a HIPAA compliance solution that works for their company and for their clients’ businesses. Healthcare accountants are considered business associates (BAs) under HIPAA law. As such HIPAA for accountants in healthcare requires the same level of compliance as any other business associate. A business associate is any entity hired by a covered entity (CE) to perform a service. The Department of [...]

2023-09-11T11:59:26-04:00October 11th, 2016|

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|