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 vulnerabilities.
In today’s world of pervasive smartphone usage and cloud computing, it is important to identify some of the best practices in Minimizing PHI Breaches. When evaluating any cloud-based service, the healthcare organization must ask three important questions:
Following tenets of best security practices for minimizing PHI breach, we have designed qliqCONNECT, our flagship secure texting service, to ensure qliqSOFT has no access to your PHI and no PHI is stored in the Cloud. This dramatically reduces your risk of a PHI breach.
With over two decades of technology entrepreneurship background, Krishna Kurapati started QliqSOFT with the strong desire to solve clinical collaboration and workflow challenges in US Healthcare. During the late 90s, Krishna co-founded IPCell to build the first Cable IP Telephony switch, eventually selling the company to Cisco Systems. In 2003, he started Sipera (acquired by Avaya Systems) to solve security issues for Unified Communications' and raised over $30MM in venture funding. Additionally, he has been actively involved in the early-stage financing of startups in both the US and India.
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Prior to the pandemic, telehealth visits ─ delivering patient-provider visits virtually ─ was an afterthought in the care continuum — ill-regarded and little-used beyond patients in rural areas who had few care choices. Virtual visits comprised less than 1% of all outpatient visits. Private insurers generally follow guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which allowed telehealth in only limited circumstances and paid at 30% below in-office reimbursement rates.