"The HIPAA Guide is one of the best helps/tools/references. It's well organized and easy to understand for our medical office staff and providers." -Hedy Haun, Sr. Process Analyst, Sharp Community Medical Group
The 2018 SecurityMetrics Guide to HIPAA Compliance will help you better understand how to protect patient data from inevitable future attacks. Our guide includes survey results that identify current HIPAA trends and will be helpful for beginners and seasoned experts.
What's inside the guide?
Despite advances in security technology and increased governmental cybersecurity initiatives, attackers will not abandon their pursuit of unprotected patient data. This past year, healthcare entities accounted for 27.4% of reported data breaches.
In light of recent data breaches, it’s clear that the healthcare industry is less prepared with HIPAA compliance than patients would expect. HIPAA compliance, especially the Security Rule, has never been more necessary as the value of patient data continues to rise on the dark web.
Far too often, it’s the simple, easy-to-correct things that go unnoticed and create vulnerabilities that lead to a data breach. In other cases, healthcare organizations with layers of sophisticated IT defenses are tripped up by an employee who opens an errant email or uses a less than complex password.
Our guide was specifically created to help covered entities and business associates address the most problematic issues within HIPAA compliance. This guide also includes recommendations from experienced HIPAA audit professionals.
Ultimately, the goal of our HIPAA guide is aimed to help you keep patient data safe!
SecurityMetrics Security Analyst | HCISPP | CISSP | QSA