Managing Security: Healthcare Cybersecurity Policies and Standards

Establishing a healthcare cybersecurity policy is important for multiple reasons. Cybersecurity policies create standards for your staff, enabling them to keep sensitive information private. HIPAA requires healthcare organizations to have policies and procedures that limit the use and disclosure of patient information, and to ensure that it is not accessed inappropriately. How to Create Your Healthcare Data Security Policy Cybersecurity policies provide [...]

2023-07-25T16:33:18-04:00November 4th, 2022|

Managing Technology: Medical Device Security

Managing your organization’s cybersecurity is complex. Many fail to account for medical device security, forgetting that these devices connect to the internet, making them vulnerable. Medical device security standards are essential to consider as part of your overall security strategy. Medical Device Security Standards Medical device security is imperative to safeguard protected health information (PHI) adequately. Many medical devices, such as MRI [...]

2023-07-25T16:37:46-04:00November 2nd, 2022|

Healthcare Network Security: Network Management

One of the HHS cybersecurity best practices recommends that organizations implement network management processes to improve data security. Network security in healthcare is more important than ever. Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to hacking incidents when they fail to implement network security practices. What is Network Management? Network management is the process of securing and maintaining a network by implementing security practices. Healthcare [...]

2023-07-26T10:07:40-04:00October 26th, 2022|

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Healthcare Asset Management

As part of the practice of handling protected health information (PHI) during their regular duties, healthcare providers must take precautions to safeguard sensitive information. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends ten practices that anyone handling PHI needs to implement, the fifth of which is healthcare asset management. What is Healthcare Asset Management?  Healthcare asset management, as HIPAA views it, [...]

2023-07-26T10:18:44-04:00October 21st, 2022|

Limiting PHI Exposure with HIPAA Access Management and Controls

Healthcare organizations regularly handle patient information and must take precautions to safeguard sensitive data. Implementing HIPAA access controls and having an access management system reduces the likelihood of unauthorized access to protected health information (PHI). Access management is also one of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ten recommended cybersecurity best practices. What is HIPAA Access Management?  HIPAA access management [...]

2023-07-26T10:20:43-04:00October 19th, 2022|