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11 Best Tips to Avoid Cybersecurity, HIPAA, or Audit Failures

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 07:32 AM

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As we come off the Memorial Day holiday, there is some unhappy news for the US Department of Veterans Affairs: for the 16th consecutive year, it failed its Federal Information Security Management Act Audit. The report on the failures cited "Weaknesses in access and configuration management controls resulted from VA not fully implementing security standards on all servers, databases, and network devices,"

We've spoken to a lot of brave medical providers and administrators who are scared about running into HIPAA violations, failing cybersecurity audits, or even experiencing breaches. Of course, using telemedicine or telehealth platforms increase people's fear of these threats. But these kinds of healthcare collaboration programs do not have to increase risk. In fact, we've found that smart use of telemedicine can actually improve your security... as long as you're taking smart steps to not run afoul of regulations.

A roundup of our 11 most popular posts on HIPAA security and key things medical providers need to do to stay HIPAA secure:

Getting Started and Staying Secure

Tips for Cybersecurity in Medical Settings

Understanding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies

 

To avoid one of the most common HIPAA breaches, get our guide on staying safe with Bring Your Own Device Policies:

 

iClickCare IS BYOD Secure

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