Healthcare Technology Trends for 2020

Healthcare Tech Trends for 2020

Each year, the health industry is characterized by different trends. In 2019, the industry emphasized improved patient and provider communications, better access to care, and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Next year, however, experts predict an emphasis on technology instead. … Continue Reading

Healthcare Organization Fined Over Medical Records

Medical Organization Fined Over Patient Medical Records

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it was taking action against Korunda Medical, a pain management provider. HIPAA, the law mandating and enumerating a patient’s right to privacy, was … Continue Reading

FIPS Encryption in Healthcare

FIPS-Level Encryption Means Higher Security for Healthcare

Encryption alone stands as a vital layer of protection for your sensitive data, but encryption that is FIPS validated brings a whole new level of government-approved security. Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are standards set forth by the U.S. government … Continue Reading

Germany GDPR Fine for 1&1

Germany Imposes Largest GDPR Fine To Date

Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) has slapped a $10.65 million fine on 1&1 Telecommunications, a major mobile services company. The fine is the largest to date for a violation of the General Data Protection … Continue Reading

Encryption Backdoor for Law Enforcement

Congress Warns Tech Companies About Encryption Backdoors

Recently, the federal government issued a staunch warning to technology companies: if you don’t regulate encryption, we will. Encryption is a form of protection that scrambles data so that it can only be accessed by authorized individuals. Law enforcement agencies … Continue Reading

Importance of Encryption in Healthcare

Importance of Encryption in the Healthcare Sector

Protected Health Information (PHI) is the glue that holds a healthcare system together. Electronic health records include insurance information, proper dosage amounts for medicine, and other personal information. The digital age of healthcare allows for easy access to this information … Continue Reading

HIPAA Violation Cost Encryption

The True Cost of a HIPAA Violation in Healthcare

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to ensure healthcare data is safeguarded and patient privacy is protected. Violating this act not only costs the healthcare industry thousands of dollars in violation fees but puts … Continue Reading