HIPAA Healthcare Data Breaches – Looking back at 2017

Another year has gone by, but the figures don’t seem to go down. Yes, 2017 was another year that reported major HIPAA data breach incidents despite so much awareness on the measures required to curb such breaches. With the Banner Health data breach that shook healthcare providers in 2016 recording 3.6 million individuals affected, cyber […]

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How to Build a Medical App?

The rate at which healthcare apps are being launched in the market is doubling every year. According to Statista, the digital health market is expected to reach 206 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. This tremendous boom in app numbers, along with the evolving medical research and technology is creating new opportunities and even stronger competition. […]

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6 unexpected ways you might be disclosing HIPAA sensitive patient information

Many discussions of HIPAA violations center on technology, improper disposal of information and unprotected digital information. You probably spend plenty of time ensuring that your computers are safe, that digital files are appropriately stored and that personal information is out of the public eye.  Even if you protect against hackers, all may not be safe […]

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7 important steps to make sure your healthcare apps are HIPAA compliant

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is well known across every area of the healthcare sector. It was originally put into place in 1996 and was greatly expanded and explained in 2013 by the Final Omnibus Rule Update. While only covered entities, such as doctors and insurers, once needed to […]

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The most common HIPAA violations and how technology can overcome these

While you may wonder why anyone would be interested in your latest health history, healthcare information is indeed valuable. Most of us have some type of healthcare information from our birth, to annual physicals, to any time spent in the hospital. This information is valuable to hackers and other criminals because it is incredibly personal, […]

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