Healthcare is a multifaceted industry with evolving challenges. One key concern has been patient safety, especially in light of alarming statistics from 2016 that identified medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States. These errors can arise from a multitude of sources, from planning mishaps to procedural oversight. At the […]
The digital era has woven healthcare and social media deeply into our daily fabric, transforming our communication methods and the pace of information dissemination. As beneficial as this nexus might seem for individuals and corporate entities, healthcare organizations confront distinctive hurdles, especially concerning compliance. Patient data sensitivity, legalities, and ethical imperatives mandate a careful journey […]
Deciphering HIPAA HIPAA, an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, safeguards patient health data. This national legislation ensures that individuals maintain control over who views their health information. Core components of Protected Health Information (PHI) include identifiable details such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and unique health records. Who’s […]
When it comes to audits for healthcare organizations, there are no shortcuts. The amount of paperwork, preparation, focus, and evaluation can amount quickly. By partnering with technology companies such as Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), healthcare organizations will be prepared to pass their audits and perform internal audits to provide key feedback to organizational stakeholders. […]
Vendor Risk Management (VRM) is essential for a holistic data security approach, but many organizations neglect its importance. An alarming 51% of businesses have endured a third-party data breach, stressing the importance of prioritizing VRM. Below, we highlight the common mistakes to avoid in vendor risk management and strategies to combat these pitfalls. 1. Overlooking […]
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has crafted multiple cybersecurity frameworks to guide organizations in bolstering their security posture. Two prominent frameworks among them are NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171. Both frameworks encapsulate robust security and privacy best practices, categorizing them into controls with precise guidance on their implementation. However, despite their common […]
If you run an office or own a startup, then you have plenty of challenges on your plate. From getting funding, to making sure your customers are happy, to operational efficiency. There is never an end to the tasks ahead. Of course, building a startup from the ground up and having a successful exit is […]
When speaking about governance risk and compliance with regard to cybersecurity, it’s not something that every organization specializes in. However, it’s something that cannot be ignored. While cybersecurity typically focuses on devices, data, and networks, GRC is the tool that will help you understand it and communicate it. GRC tools, such as governance risk and […]
ComplyAssistant’s Gerry Blass reviews the three high-priority gaps to concentrate on and close before the end of 2023 in New Jersey’s Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Focus Magazine (Summer 2023 edition). To read the full article encompassing the following headlines, please click here.
ComplyAssistant’s Gerry Blass describes the importance of Business Continuity Planning for Extended Downtime in New Jersey’s Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Focus Magazine (Summer 2023 edition). To read the full article encompassing the following headlines, click here.