HIPAA Best Practices

HIPAA Compliant Secure Messaging

HIPAA Compliance: Mitigate IT Risk Article Courtesy of:  Onramp It is becoming the norm for businesses to outsource all or a portion of their IT needs to third-party cloud service providers (CSPs) or hosting providers in order to increase agility and cut down on costs. As such, it should come as no surprise that this trend is becoming increasingly popular in the healthcare industry. However, doing so for healthcare organizations does not come without its challenges – the root of which lies in maintaining HIPAA compliance, from their own company to the ones they choose to partner with. With that comes a need to protect the privacy and security of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and, in order for IT teams do so, this means mitigating risk should continually be top-of-mind. Let’s explore some best practices to mitigate that risk. UNDERSTANDING RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THIRD-PARTY VENDORS With the increasing popularity of […] Read more »

OnPage News: Mobile Health Security

OnPage Secure Messaging

What Are Top Mobile Health Security Concerns in 2016? Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security & Elizabeth Snell “‘What are we going to allow? What aren’t we going to allow?’ You need to start from there and then evolve.” Mobile health security has continued to grow with numerous advances in technology, and that trend will likely last into 2016. More providers are encouraging the use of mobile devices, and more consumers are looking for ways to become more involved in their own health through the use of smartphones and patient portals. But what are the top mobile health security concerns for the new year? Will the same types of health data breaches continue, or will providers find a way to securely use mobile devices Maintaining HIPAA compliance While the majority of the top data breaches from 2015 involved cybersecurity threats and hacking from third-parties, HIPAA compliance is still a key issue when it […] Read more »

OnPage – Privacy & Security: HIPAA Compliance

OnPage - HIPAA Messaging Compliance

Best Practices For HIPAA Compliance & HIPAA Privacy Article Courtesy of:  Forbes Industries such as healthcare and financial services are special targets for data breaches and cyber criminals because, as bank robber Willie Sutton said, “that’s where the money is.” Every week, we read another story about cybersecurity breaches. The growing use of social media intensifies this risk, as users consider themselves part of a “tribe” and naively click on links from their “friends” and introduce malware into the organization. Or they inadvertently share personal information about patients or clients. Cybercriminals use also personal information shared on social media to trick users into giving up passwords, hacking accounts and worse. What can firms entrusted with client information do to protect client data as well as their own reputations?  As the discussion about privacy and security intensifies globally, I recently learned that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was […] Read more »

OnPage: HIPAA Compliance Security 2015

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Article Courtesy of:  HealthIT Security HIPAA Compliance, Data Breaches Are Top 2015 Stories As 2015 comes to an end, it can be beneficial to review the top issues that covered entities and their business associates encountered on a daily basis. Understanding HIPAA compliance will be critical for 2016, especially as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) begins to conduct the next round of HIPAA audits. Moreover, learning from the healthcare data breaches of the past year will help organizations create stronger and more comprehensive data security plans. HealthITSecurity.com reviewed some of the top stories from 2015, highlighting key issues and what organizations should potentially look for in the new year. HIPAA compliance, violations Several OCR HIPAA settlements were finalized this past year, ranging in fines from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. For example, Brighton, Massachusetts-based St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC) agreed to $218,400 after potential HIPAA violations stemming from […] Read more »

Midwives Rely on OnPage!

Midwives

The OnPage Priority Messaging System has been Universally Adopted by Midwives throughout the Northeast and Canada. OnPage is Proud to be a Priority Alert Leader in the Midwifery Community! OnPage Corporation announced today the continued widespread acceptance and implementation of its industry leading priority alerts system by Midwife professionals. Real-time, secure communications between Midwives and their clients play a crucial role in pre-natal care, a mother’s peace of mind and the critical alerts leading up to child birth. What is a Midwife? Midwives introduce women to the healthcare system and ensure that women and their babies receive ongoing skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the important days and weeks after birth. Midwives provide advice, care and support for women and their babies during pregnancy, labor and the early postnatal period. They work in multidisciplinary teams in both hospital and, increasingly, community healthcare settings, while participating in improving maternal and neonatal […] Read more »

OnPage Continuous Messaging for 2015

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OnPage Priority Messaging announced the release, on Jan 29, 2015, of OnPage for 2015, a major new update that represents an evolution in mobile communications and  addresses customer requests for expanded features, capabilities, and settings in areas ranging from back and forth continuous messaging, on-call scheduling management, secure priority messaging, and notifications. OnPage for 2015  is the first in the communications industry to integrate High Priority Secure Messaging and Low Priority Secure Messaging (which includes continuous messaging) all-in-one-app. Continuous Messaging, enabling recipients to reply to a sender, was a part of the first release of OnPage. But now replies are marked, so both sender and receiver know their message is part of a back and forth conversation. Quickly communicate during disruptive events with Continuous Messaging and — Make More Informed Decisions. Continuous Messaging – Now with Reply-to-Reply OnPage’s Continuous Messaging works the same way as a reply to an email — each […] Read more »