First HIPAA Risk Assessment? Here’s How to Be Prepared

Introduction to HIPAA Risk Assessments

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates industry-wide standards for the protection and confidential handling of protected health information (PHI). This legislation outlines how companies store, manage, retain, and/or transmit this data. One important exercise organizations subject to HIPAA are expected to complete is a risk analysis. It can be a challenging effort […]

Does HIPAA Apply to Me?

Does HIPAA Apply to Me?

A common question we hear when we mention Avertium’s compliance expertise is, “Does HIPAA Apply to Me?”. Due to nuances in the requirements, it’s a fair question. In this post, we describe how your organization can determine whether or not you are required to adhere to the HIPAA regulations for privacy and security of protected […]

10 Ways Using SIEM Technology Can Automate Fulfilling HIPAA Regulations

Using SIEM Technology Can Automate Fulfilling HIPAA Regulations

Any organization that transmits health information electronically, including health plans, healthcare clearing houses, healthcare providers, and a covered entity’s business associates, must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Yet one of the top problems these organizations face is failure to properly safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI). One of the greatest […]

3 Things for HIPAA Compliance When Returning to Normal Operations

HIPAA Compliance When Returning to Normal Operations

As workplaces begin to re-open, organizations are looking to return their employees to their office work environments. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) stipulates that employees are responsible for protecting the privacy of protected health information (PHI) at all times. This means employers must continually review and modify their security measures to ensure […]

Complying with HIPAA Encryption Standards; What You Need to Know

Complying with HIPAA Encryption Standards

The Yes or No Question: Have you encrypted your ePHI data at rest and in transit? Have you encrypted your electronic protected health information (ePHI) data at rest (being stored in persistent storage) and in transit (flowing from one point to another, whether it be the over the internet or a private network)? If your […]

HIPAA Compliance During the COVID-19 Outbreak

HIPAA compliance during Covid-19 Outbreak

Information sharing between healthcare professionals is vital and during a pandemic like the one we are experiencing with COVID-19, sharing data is paramount. Information regarding the efficacy of certain treatment plans or the infection and hospitalization rate of the virus can be vital for saving lives. However, even in these difficult times, the patient healthcare […]