Doctor filling in medical document with electronic database Medical records are private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects these data and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more […]
HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And while there are no specific guidelines when it comes to social media usage in healthcare, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. What social media actions violate HIPAA rules? Posting patients’ protected health information on social […]
Numerous digital advancements enable healthcare organizations to address several key industry challenges, such as safeguarding medical records and providing better care management for patients. Electronic health records (EHRs), in particular, allow quick access to patient records, helping healthcare organizations diagnose patients more effectively, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care. However, with these valuable benefits […]
From mobile apps that keep track of daily medication to smart operating room systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering greater convenience and functionality to healthcare practitioners and patients alike. However, the proliferation of IoT devices also brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges. Computing devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data […]
Insider threats are security risks that come from within your organization. They could be any of your current or former employees, contractors, or associates who have knowledge about your computer systems and can expose your data. They are a major issue in many industries, the healthcare sector included. In this article, we look at five […]
Cloud computing is gradually becoming the norm for healthcare organizations around the world. Whether via a browser-based tool or a mobile app, it’s easier than ever to deliver patient care from anywhere with an internet connection. If you’re still hesitant to embrace cloud technology, it’s time to reconsider. Easy information access Reviewing patient records used […]
Telemedicine means exactly as it sounds — a medical service delivered via telephone or any communications platform. Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has proven itself to be viable and valuable for patients and caregivers alike.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to radically change the face of the healthcare industry — in fact, it already has. Here are some of the ways that AI has benefited medical professionals and patients alike. Virtual personal health assistants At the helm of the AI revolution are virtual personal health assistants.
First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents.
Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization.