On Aug. 25, 2015, the Identity Theft Resource Center released a report that summarized security breaches.
Train Your Employees
Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important practice to implement into your business. This year alone, there have been 181 breaches in the medical/healthcare arena, impacting 109,740,785 records. The largest and most notable was Anthem.
As a covered entity (CE) or business associate (BA) that handles Protected Health Information (PHI), it’s important to know that businesses are required to train employees about HIPAA and establish risk management procedures to protect confidential information.
Enhance Your Risk Management Strategies
It is no secret that in order to provide timely service to employees, covered members and patients, a large percentage of the transfer of necessary data is being done via email. HIPAA regulations allow for electronic PHI to be sent over an electronic open network “as long as it is adequately protected.”
Are the emails you are sending “adequately protected”? Jason Karn, Director of IT at Total HIPAA Compliance has recently provided a review of four email encryption services that meet HIPAA requirements, thus putting up an extra line of risk management defense.
Cornerstone has partnered with Total HIPAA Compliance to assist employers meet their requirement under HIPAA. If you’d like to learn more about cyber security related to HIPAA, contact your risk management consultant at Cornerstone today.
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