Now more than ever, people are getting invested in their personal health. And that’s awesome because our society isn’t exactly known for being healthy. Quite the opposite, in fact.
There’s a disconnect growing in the modern healthcare market – and it’s one that could soon see practitioners and covered entities alike hit with massive fines for noncompliance. I’m speaking about electronic health records (EHRs). As more and more hospitals and health organizations move forward with modern technology, healthcare data is increasingly digitized.
The cloud has some powerful applications in healthcare. It’s no surprise, then, that 84% of the healthcare providers surveyed by HIMSS in 2016 reported the use of cloud services. As healthcare records and systems are increasingly digitized, the cloud provides an arguably essential means by which hospitals and care providers can offer better patient outcomes.
HIPAA is among the most extensive, comprehensive sets of regulations in any industry – enough so that compliance can often seem like a herculean task for the unprepared. And it isn’t just first-timers, either. Even experienced health enterprises can violate HIPAA without even realizing it.
Does your business work with any organizations in the healthcare industry? If so, there’s a good chance you’re subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Designed to protect the transfer and storage of electronic Protected Health Information (PHI), HIPAA consists of a series of checks, balances, and guidelines that organizations are required […]
It’s a terrifying thought, really. Thanks to the Internet of Things, we’re going to see DDoS attack larger than any in history. And I’m not just referring to botnets like Mirai, which crippled large swaths of the Internet earlier this year.
You’ve probably spent a fair amount of time thinking about how you might safeguard your business against a crisis. You’ve got a plan in place for how you’ll keep your data safe, and keep your services operational. Maybe you’ve even got some infrastructure in place to ensure failover and business continuity.
By now, you’ve probably heard of DevOps on at least one occasion – we’ve even discussed it on our own blog in the past. For those of you who are just tuning in (and those of you who need a refresher), let’s go over a brief definition. Basically, it’s a convergence of software development roles, […]
As a business owner, ensuring your organization can survive a crisis should be top of mind for you. That should hold true whether the crisis is internal (the actions of a malicious or disgruntled employee), or external (such as a cyber attack or natural disaster). There’s a good chance you’ve already thought about disaster recovery […]
Disaster recovery and business continuity can seem downright arcane to the uninitiated. How can you tell which systems are your most critical? How do you ensure everything runs smoothly both during and after an emergency?