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What does it mean to be HIPAA Compliant?

Everything changed in 1996. The federal law, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, created national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. While it was designed to protect patient data, it complicated practitioners and Business Associates operations. Being HIPAA compliant can be tricky, costly, and overwhelming...

May 13, 2022 | Healthcare

Common Staff Roles & Responsibilities for HIPAA

HIPAA requires each covered entity or Business Associate to designate a person accountable for all HIPAA compliance requirements and to serve as the single HIPAA point person for the organization. Often, smaller organizations leverage a single person to fulfill other roles while other organizations leverage third party providers for governance roles. Larger organizations often have…

May 4, 2022 | Healthcare

The Five Elements of HIPAA Compliancy

The internet abounds with HIPAA information and recommendations, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the plethora of suggestions. A quick internet search of “HIPAA basics” reveals millions of returns ranging from government requirements to implementation applications. The following framework simplifies the approach to HIPAA compliancy. Each step should be aligned with your organizational requirements,…

April 15, 2022 | Healthcare

HIPAA Challenges & Pitfalls

HIPAA regulations are tricky, challenging, and full of pitfalls for the smallest of practices and business associates all the way to the largest enterprises. The introduction of the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act of  2009 further complicates matters.    Our approach pivots the traditional advice, making compliancy practical and easier to…

March 31, 2022 | Tech Tips

Backup And Disaster Recovery Basics

We’ve worked with numerous businesses throughout the years who lost everything due to bad backups or lack of a disaster recovery plan. It’s not unusual, but the results can be devastating. In fact, about 75% of small businesses have no disaster recovery plan objective in place, which is why so many fail after a disaster….

March 13, 2022 | Security

6 Reasons Your Business Needs Security Protocols for Remote Teams

While you may think your IT and technology requirements decrease without the use of physical office space, the opposite is actually true. What’s the main reason remote work opens your business to cybersecurity attacks? Teams working from home naturally expand the attack environment for hackers given the vulnerable state of home networks, unsecured devices, and…

February 8, 2022 | Featured, Security, Technology

Ransomware, Regulations and Robots. Healthcare’s Biggest Threats

Healthcare organizations have obviously been hit hard. Of course, the recent and ongoing pandemic has created an unparalleled strain on resources, but on top of that, cybercriminals have taken advantage of this strain by launching multiple attacks on a vulnerable industry.

January 18, 2022 | Business, Corporate Culture, Featured

Leadership Lessons: The First Year as CEO

The first year as a new CEO is filled with fleeting moments that make you believe that you have figured it all out, followed quickly by experiences that inject a huge dose of humility and remind you that there is plenty more to learn.

January 7, 2022 | Featured, Security, Technology

The New Phishing Techniques You Haven’t Heard of Yet

There are many ways to protect yourself and your organization against phishing scammers, but one of the best ways is to just be aware of the more recent techniques. Since the cybercriminals are always evolving their malicious strategies, it’s good to stay one step ahead.

November 4, 2021 | Featured, Security, Tech Education, Technology

Redefining the Managed Services Model in Today’s IT Landscape

We’re redefining the Managed Service Provider Model.

October 12, 2021 | Featured, Security, Technology

Safeguarding Against Cybercrime: 7 Core Elements for Your Cybersecurity Strategy

It’s not just ransomware. Phishing has jumped astronomically, as well. According to a report on ABC News, malicious emails have been up 600% since the plight of Covid-19. With more people working remotely because of the recent pandemic, organizations of all kinds are at risk.

September 30, 2021 | Corporate Culture, Featured, Trends

Leading with empathy: How to achieve the value in understanding each other

While KPIs and metrics might indicate that teams have made the transition successfully, it is important to not lose sight of the unprecedented levels of stress among team members due to remote work, distributed teams, and elevated job expectations. Picking up body language cues and stress signals in a virtual setting is difficult unless leaders…

Helping businesses proactively anticipate change, innovate, transform, and realize their full potential

  The Covid-19 pandemic was a rude awakening to many small and medium businesses who viewed technology as a necessary evil and were entirely reactive in their approach towards adopting technology. They struggled to adapt to remote work and did not have tools to enable collaboration and productivity. A question of survival History reminds us…

Helping Businesses Emerge Stronger From The Pandemic

However, visionary leaders who are optimistic by nature see those challenges as opportunities to innovate. The ISOutsource leadership team saw the pandemic as a time to connect more deeply with clients and team members and listen to their challenges. We were intentional in being empathetic and spent a lot of time understanding their challenges. We…