HIPAA Best Practices Checklist

  • January 14, 2016

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is based upon identifying potential risks to Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Completing an inventory of the PHI and PII that you hold and reviewing the current physical, administrative and technical measures that are in place to protect that data is critical to ensuring compliance with HIPAA mandates. Also key is determining what additional measures need to be put into place to mitigate the risks that have been identified.

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Is Your Data Center or Managed Services Provider HIPAA-Compliant?

  • December 01, 2015

By: Sagi Brody, CTO, Webair In the world of Health Information Technology (HIT), privacy and security are twin cornerstones of serving patients and avoiding costly data breaches. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare data breaches passed the 100-incident milestone from January through May this year. The government agency reports that data breaches cost an estimated average of $3.5 million, while the total annual cost for the industry as a whole is estimated at $5.6 billion. Based on these and other reports, nor is the prognosis especially favorable. Redspin, a leading provider of penetration testing and […]

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Webair Hires HIPAA Compliance Specialist to Its Healthcare Solutions Team

  • September 22, 2015

In 2013, a comprehensive study on the nation’s healthcare system appearing in the Journal of Patient Safety (2013;9(3):122–128) shocked the medical world with its finding that as many as 400,000 patients are lost each year due to preventable medical errors, making it the number three killer in the United States – third only to heart disease and cancer.  Many experts believe the appropriate use of Health Information Technology (HIT) can reduce this number.

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