ProPublica Investigation Reveals Massive Security Issue with PACS Systems – Make Sure Your Healthcare Organization Stays HIPAA-Compliant

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A ProPublica investigation found that a number of commonly-used PACS (picture archiving and communications systems) software programs left the medical imaging results and health records of millions of people unprotected by passwords and easily available to the public.  In many cases, the records could be viewed with an ordinary web browser, without installing any special software. Ransomware attacks and HIPAA breaches have made headlines the last few years, but this violation is somewhat different in how incredibly easy …

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How to Make a HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare App

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to protect patients’ privacy by limiting access and governing acceptable use of their health data. To abide by HIPAA law when building a healthcare app, it is essential that healthcare organizations place the utmost importance on HIPAA compliance. Maintaining HIPAA compliance requires diligence early on in the initial planning stages of the app, as well as throughout the lifespan of a healthcare app. HIPAA is constantly evolving (in …

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Did You Know That “HIPPA” Is Actually Spelled “HIPAA?” Here’s What HIPAA Is

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Know the difference between HIPAA and HIPPA and learn all about the US law that protects patients’ medical information. Whenever you’re doing an online search about HIPAA compliance, it’s easy to make a typo and confuse “HIPAA” with “HIPPA.” Phonetically speaking, it’s also an easy mistake to make. Given the similarities, you may be asking yourself,  “What exactly is the difference between HIPAA and HIPPA?” “HIPAA” is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This is …

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Medical Hosting Company Launches New Cloud-Based HIPAA-Compliant Hosting Solution

DALLAS, TX, November 19, 2018 — Medical Web Experts LLC is announcing the release of MWE Cloud, a new HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting service that offers higher availability, better security, and more efficient development capabilities than traditional medical cloud hosting services. Based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) HIPAA-compliant cloud, the MWE Cloud is available for the hosting of any website or application which may be used to collect, store or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI), and is therefore …

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Are SaaS Applications and Cloud Servers HIPAA Compliant?

As a provider of patient portal, SaaS (software as a service) applications, and hosting solutions to the healthcare industry, we get asked this question a lot. Before we can answer it question correctly, we must first understand how HIPAA relates to software and hosting, and what is involved in HIPAA compliant IT. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted in 1996 to address the growing use of technology in healthcare, specifically the transaction of health information …

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