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Secure texting, a key component in healthcare disaster communication

Information Technology is such an embedded part of healthcare delivery today that the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean should really make all providers stop and think of how effective their current disaster […]

Ben Henson   Disaster Communication
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The Top 10 HIPAA Data Breaches of 2017 (So Far)

2017 is still several months away from ending and it is already shaping up to be one of the most volatile years on record for PHI data breaches. So far, 178 incidents are under investigation […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare
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Beware of These Email Subject Lines for Potential Ransomware Attack

Last year, we shared 10 steps to take when (not if) your organization is hit with a ransomware attack. Now that several months have passed, the number of malicious cyber attacks that have plagued IT […]

Ben Henson   ransomware
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How to Achieve Security While Helping Care Teams to Communicate More Effectively

There is high demand amongst healthcare providers to use text messaging as a fast, convenient way to communicate and collaborate with colleagues. With a service area spanning more than 20,000 square miles, Community Hospice of […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Messaging
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8 Reasons Why Physicians are Adopting HIPAA-Compliant Secure Texting

Healthcare, with all its technological advances, finds itself stuck in the dark ages, with pagers, phone calls and standard sms texting still having a heavy hold on physicians across the country. And even though pagers […]

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Security “Blues” Play Again for Healthcare

In the wake of a second massive cyber attack and personal information breach by another Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance company, healthcare organizations all over the country are scrambling to put systems in place […]

John Skowlund   Healthcare IT Security
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Best Practices in Protecting PHI in the Cloud

The recent HIPAA breach reports with CHS and Cedar Sinai are enough to keep healthcare CIOs and Security Officers awake at night.  Such events pushed healthcare organizations into reactive mode and concerned about their potential […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Messaging
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Secure Texting can be More Than Just Securing Messages – Part 1 of 3

In today’s changing healthcare environment, secure and easy communication is critical. Instead of worrying about the risks of HIPAA compliance with SMS texting, secure texting apps are being adopted by more and more providers. These applications […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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Secure Texting to Facilitate Realtime Health Record Sharing

Of Interest to: Healthcare professionals who visit patients in at home or a private medical facility, Front Office Staff, Billing Departments/Services.   Problem: It is estimated that doctors in the U.S. leave approximately $125 billion […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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Is SMS HIPAA Compliant?

Over the last 4 months I have given close to 200 demos of our secure messaging application, qliqConnect, to a variety of organizations, ranging from solo practices to large health systems… and just about everything […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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Remote Data Wipe and Lock Software: Critical to Compliance

It has happened to all of us. Whether at home, at the office, or in the back seat of a taxi cab, we have all misplaced our phone at one point or another. Luckily, most […]

Krishna Kurapati   BYOD
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Everyone Needs a Better Communication Tool in Healthcare

Communication in a medical practice is essential to the patient care, patient satisfaction and productivity of the healthcare personnel. Within all healthcare environments, there should be an active communication between all personnel, not just between […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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5 Essential Considerations when Switching from Pagers to Secure Texting

Pagers, who cares? Aren’t they extinct like those humpback Television sets? Why am I talking about this antiquated communication device in the era of Google Glass? Even though businesses, by and large, have ditched pagers, […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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The True Cost of a HIPAA Breach

Another week, another data breach. On September 10th, healthcare behemoth Kaiser Permanente sent out a letter to 670 patients, notifying them that their PHI had been impermissibly emailed out of network. But in light of […]

Krishna Kurapati   Healthcare IT Security
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4 Keys to a Happier Home Health Nurse

Home health is booming. As the fastest growing industry in the U.S., home health agencies are facing associated growing pains. Among these challenges are hiring and retaining qualified home health nurses. There’s already a shortage […]

Ben Henson   BYOD . Healthcare . Home Health
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The HIPAA Audit Program, Part 1

As many CIOs or Compliance Officers can attest, it’s impossible to attend a healthcare privacy or security conference these days without running into Leon Rodriguez. Rodriguez, the Director of OCR/HHS, gives the same presentation at […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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Texting? Weigh Your Options

For the healthcare professional, texting represents a simple choice between doing either what is immediate but risky, or what is deliberate yet secure. Expressing it any other way is overcomplicating the issue. SMS text messaging […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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The Role of Communication in a New Healthcare World

“There’s no billing code for email,” a Chicago-based primary care physician friend of mine confided in me a few weeks ago, “but Washington is slowly changing that.” To her first point, my friend is dead […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Messaging
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Breaches and the HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Deadline

90 days. That’s all the time healthcare organizations have between now and the September 23 HIPAA Omnibus compliance date. Understandably, most healthcare compliance officers are focusing on the significant changes spelled out in the regulations: […]

Krishna Kurapati   Healthcare IT Security
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Advocate Data Breach: The $1 Billion Lawsuit?

As covered in our blog last week, Advocate Health Care, a large Chicago-based health system, reported a data breach at one of its subsidiaries in which the theft of four laptops led to over four […]

Krishna Kurapati   Healthcare IT Security
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