Healthcare Systems and Your Patient Data

How Your Digital Patient Information is Shared in Healthcare Systems

In the healthcare world, providing excellent patient care will always be the chief priority along with the oath to ‘do no harm.’ Healthcare organizations throughout the United States abide by this oath, but when it comes to a patient’s protected … Continue Reading

FBI Apple Encryption Debate

Government Asks Apple for Encryption Backdoor in the Name of Security

Following an incident in December 2019 when a Saudi national opened fire at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, the US government has been trying to make it easier for federal officials to access critical data for foreign shooters. In … 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

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

Encrypted Drives Home Healthcare Data

Protecting Home Healthcare Patient Data

With healthcare costs constantly on the rise, many hospital systems are strategizing on ways to provide treatment to patients in their own homes. One study from the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine states that only about 11% of ER visits … Continue Reading

Healthcare Data Breaches with Unencrypted Devices

Unencrypted Hardware Common Among Healthcare Data Breaches

Statistics on healthcare data breaches are staggering. Since the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) created a mandate for the reporting of such breaches in 2009, the number of data breaches has increased from 199 in 2010 to 365 … Continue Reading

Cloud Vulnerability for Business Data Storage

Why Businesses are Hesitant to Use Cloud for Data Storage

Any entrepreneur that hasn’t lived under a rock over the past five years has heard of cloud computing. Whether the business is a small company or mid-size corporate environment, the benefits of virtualized storage have only become more attractive over … Continue Reading

Top Ten Government Tech Trends

Top Ten Tech Trends in Government

Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm, recently released its 2018-2019 Technology Trends in Government Report. The report outlined the most salient trends in government technology, helping decision-makers choose investments that would have the most substantial impact. Rick Howard, research … Continue Reading