November 16th, 2023
In Part 1 of our "How to Spot a Phishing Email" series, we identified what phishing is and how to spot it. In Part 2 of the series, we'll lay out some examples and guidance on what to do if phishing is suspected.
November 1st, 2023
Cybercriminals have been increasingly targeting the healthcare industry, and phishing is one of the most common ways that they try to gain access to healthcare networks and sensitive patient data. Recognizing and avoiding phishing emails is crucial to protecting patient data and maintaining the safety and integrity of healthcare systems.
October 2nd, 2023
In today’s digital era of instant messaging, healthcare professionals and organizations must consider the security and privacy aspects of the platforms they use to communicate with patients.
One very popular messaging app is WhatsApp, with an estimated 2.7 billion monthly active users. WhatsApp is used in healthcare settings for a variety of purposes.
September 15th, 2023
How Workplace Violence Prevention Training Can Help Healthcare Organizations Minimize Risk
September 1st, 2023
Healthcare continues to be the most expensive industry for data breaches, with costs increasing 53% since 2020, according to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute. In fact, the average cost of a healthcare data breach reached a whopping $11 million this year, and the number of healthcare data breaches have been on the rise nearly every year since 2009.
August 1st, 2023
Most healthcare workers are familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and do their best to comply with HIPAA regulations. The majority of medical professionals understand that non-compliance can lead to severe consequences, including legal penalties, reputational damage, and loss of patient trust. Yet still, the healthcare sector accounts for the highest number of security breaches compared to any other industry. In fact, in 2021 alone, approximately 45 million healthcare records were stolen or compromised.
July 14th, 2023
In today's digital age, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, for healthcare organizations and providers, navigating the world of social media can be complicated due to regulations set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
June 15th, 2023
What is Hazard Communication?
Hazard Communication, also known as HazCom, was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure employers and employees understand the hazards associated with the chemicals they work with. HazCom aims to reduce the risk of injury or illness caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.
June 5th, 2023
As an employer, workplace safety should always be a priority, so staying up-to-date on OSHA regulations and ensuring that employees receive the necessary training to maintain a safe and healthy work environment is essential. Below we will review some of the key requirements for OSHA safety training:
May 15th, 2023
Most healthcare organizations and medical practices understand that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created to safeguard the confidentiality, privacy and security of patients’ personal health information (PHI) and compliance is crucial to avoid legal penalties, financial losses, and reputational damage. However, still HIPAA-related incidents have been rapidly increasing over recent years.
May 2nd, 2023
Healthcare cyberattacks are on the rise, but according to one report, nearly a third of healthcare employees said they had never received cybersecurity training from their workplace.
April 17th, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic caused extensive stress across our healthcare system, leading to fewer resources, workforce shortages, exhaustion, burnout, and increasing rates of violence against healthcare workers. The American Hospital Association (AHA) found that 44% of nurses reported an increase in physical violence since the pandemic, and 68% reported an increase in verbal abuse.
April 3rd, 2023
According to a recent report by Glassdoor, 61% of U.S. employees have experienced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace based on age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Additionally, more than one in five employees -- 23% -- worldwide have experienced violence or harassment at work.
March 15th, 2023
Employee training is a common topic of concern among healthcare and safety professionals. Effective training is required by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure a safe and healthy workplace for employees. In this article, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about OSHA and review training requirements that may apply to your organization.
March 1st, 2023
HIPAA compliance can be a complex subject. If not careful, you can quickly end up on the wrong side of the law. As a national leader in HIPAA safety and compliance training, we receive hundreds of questions regarding HIPAA regulation. So, we have collected seven of the most frequently asked questions and answers about HIPAA.
February 3rd, 2023
Most healthcare organizations, medical and dental practices are fully aware of the importance of HIPAA law and take all appropriate measures to protect their patient's health information. However, employees who are not up-to-date on HIPAA rules and regulations can sometimes put a healthcare facility at risk for a potential violation that could damage a practice's reputation and result in significant penalties or criminal and civil fines.
January 5th, 2023
The HIPAA Safe Harbor Act was signed into law by President Trump on January 5, 2021. The law states that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must consider whether organizations have utilized best practices for cybersecurity when investigating a data breach and undertaking HIPAA enforcement actions.
December 6th, 2022
If you work in healthcare, it's likely you are using social media in some way, shape or form. Healthcare organizations and medical practices utilize social media to engage with patients and consumers. Physicians and nurses research medical information through the internet and social media platforms. Hospitals use social media to supply patient information, announce news and events, further public relations and promote health.
November 7th, 2022
What is a HIPAA violation in the workplace?
A HIPAA violation occurs when a covered entity or business associate compromises an individual’s personal health information (PHI). This could be from a lack of awareness, training, or appropriate safeguards of PHI. Whether large or small, willful or negligent, HIPAA violations can be damaging to any hospital or medical practice and the patient or patients affected.
September 16th, 2022
Workplace violence in healthcare is a serious issue that has become increasingly worse over the past decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that injuries from violent attacks against medical professionals grew by 63% from 2011 to 2018.