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HIPAA Compliance 164.312(e)(1) - Transmission Security

Within the HIPAA Security Rule are Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards. These safeguards are as important to understand as they are to implement, so let’s dive into one:

164.312(e)(1) - Transmission Security . Implement technical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to electronic protected health information that is being transmitted over an electronic communications network.

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| Author Thomas Zinn, tagged in Compliance, Security, Encryption

The Need for HITRUST Certification

Today's risk management reality

Serving the healthcare industry can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, healthcare vendors have the privilege to participate in something that actually makes the world a better place - helping people lead healthier lives, and helping them get better when they're sick. On the other hand, the healthcare industry rightfully comes with a significant responsibility toward privacy, security, and governance. Vendors are saddled with filling in yet another 250-line Excel security questionnaire every time they want to be considered for a new project, and often have to execute multiple assessments for various regulatory frameworks as HIPAA, SOC 2, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and MARS-E, to name just a few.

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| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in Healthcare Industry, Compliance

Best Practices Purchasing Reserved Instances

Reserved Instances (RIs) provide substantial savings compared to On-Demand pricing, and provide immediate savings opportunities for most companies. This blog post explores the fundamentals of RIs, and provides advice on how to get the most out of reservations. Managing RIs is complex considering the many types, levels of pricing, and rules around usage. Therefore, understanding the RI mix is essential to optimizing AWS usage costs. We asked Parquantix to help outline some important considerations when purchasing RIs. Parquantix manages more than $40 million in AWS reservations worldwide.

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| Author Nicole Chaika, tagged in Technical Articles

Cloudticity Releases Free, Fully Automated HIPAA Technical Assessment

For A Limited Time, Healthcare Organizations Can Automatically Check Their AWS Environments’ HIPAA Compliance At No Charge

SEATTLE -- Cloudticity, a leading provider of HIPAA-compliant managed services for AWS, announced today that it has released an automated tool for healthcare organizations to execute a HIPAA technical assessment on their Amazon Web Services accounts for HIPAA compliance. In doing so, Cloudticity is continuing their mission to improve healthcare by providing a growing list of security, compliance, and management tools to the industry. Executing the automated compliance check takes five minutes, and is complete within five hours.

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| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in News

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