GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR IT SECURITY

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR IT SECURITY

The Security Rule does not require specific technology solutions for providers but HHS does give some general guidance (see Security Standards: Technical Safeguards for more in depth info) HHS specifically addresses 5 HIPAA technical standards and PCS has grouped our...
TELE-SERVICES SUMMARY

TELE-SERVICES SUMMARY

There are many new developments related to telehealth services and some new issues directed related to the COVID-19 crisis. Let’s review what was in place before the new CMS decision related to our current health care crisis then we can summarize what recently...
END OF SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 7

END OF SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 7

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 and this could affect your practice,  if you have computers still using Windows 7. The HIPAA Security Rule requires that all Covered Entities must perform “periodic security updates” and have...
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Avoiding and Preventing Ransomware Attacks Recently Health & Human Services (HHS) provided some guidance on avoiding ransomware attacks in its “Cybersecurity Best Practices” report.  HHS statistics showed that in the first six months of 2016, there were an average...