Breach according to HIPAA standards — At what point is the user’s computer system at fault?

Today, HIPAA continues to protect private health information (PHI), while improving how healthcare administrative and financial data is processed through electronic transmissions. Medical practitioners have improved services and treatment with immediate access to a patient's health information. Pati

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Do YOU Leave USB Drives Laying Around?

You Might Want to Think Again   With flash-based storage devices like USB thumb drives becoming more affordable with each passing day, it’s common to find one – or many – laying around offices, classrooms and more. If you’re the type of person who stores important documents on a thumb dr

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New HIPAA Audits Become Reality as Feds Launch Phase 2

In its long-awaited Phase 2 audits, the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) moved forward with ensuring compliance with federal privacy laws. The first phase, which launched in 2012, involved an OCR assessment of 115 covered entities. In March 2016, this second phase

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How Should You Ensure HIPAA Compliance?

Being compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA is exceedingly important for medical providers as being found noncompliant could bring large fines or even cause health care providers to lose their licenses. The HIPAA guidelines require all medical practices keep

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Keeping Your Computer Secure From Ransomware

Regardless of whether you're a home user, a business user, or even head of your company's IT department, very few computer issues cause more worry than malicious software. The most troubling of these in recent years has been ransomware like the infamous Cryptolocker. It's estimated these programs ha

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Globalquest Achieves Ranking In ChannelE2E’s 100 Managed Services List

Williamsville, NY - Globalquest Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce today that After Nines Inc.'s ChannelE2E has named Globalquest Solutions, Inc. to its ChannelE2E 100 - 2016 Edition List. According to ChannelE2E, this list was established to "identify and honor the top entrepreneurs, startups

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Reasons for Updating Your Current IT Operations After 10 Years

It's been 10 years since HIPAA became law, and the healthcare industry has taken a front position in managing sensitive information of U.S. medical records. As many of us know, even the most advanced systems in technology are constantly developing to improve how business gets done. It's time for ano

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Understanding HIPAA Beyond Published Policies

In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law and succeeded in retaining individual privacy and health records as a result of the healthcare industry's adoption of an electronic transmission method. As we continue to move forward, technology's future is changing

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Preparation Tips for the Next Round of HIPAA Audits

Without a doubt, passing the HIPAA audits is a great reason for an entire organization to celebrate. Due to the importance of ensuring the privacy and security of patients, HIPAA audits are incredibly stringent and demanding of healthcare institutions. Unfortunately, if your organization has success

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Phase 2 Audits Announced by HHS Office of Civil Rights

The best course of action to take if you are a recipient of a letter like this is respond as requested within two weeks. As of now, the Office of Civil Rights in the United States Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to determine who will be the targets of Phase 2 audits for the Health

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