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Where To Start With HIPAA Compliance On Microsoft Azure

Healthcare organizations are increasingly migrating to the cloud. They are using public cloud services to host patient-facing apps, generate new clinical and operational insights, facilitate collaboration among healthcare teams, and store ... Read more
| Author Mikael Grondahl, tagged in azure, hipaa

The ONC Cures Act Final Rule - Technical requirements summary

The 21st Century Cures Act rolls out significant changes that will transform how the healthcare industry exchanges data at a fundamental level. The act will take advantage of new standards and technologies to empower the patient while modernizing ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in fhir, 21st Century Cures Act, ONC Final Rule

Cloudticity HITRUST Inheritance Program – Accelerate Your Path To HITRUST Certification

HITRUST certification is many things. It’s a shortcut to securing your system against the danger of data breaches; a process for ensuring compliance with HIPAA and other regulations; and a competitive edge for your business in the increasingly ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in Compliance, HITRUST certification, HITRUST CSF

What is the Cost of HITRUST CSF Certification in 2021?

With a 320% year over year increase in cyber attacks, the healthcare industry is increasingly a target for hackers. HITRUST CSF is an advanced system of controls created to address the demands for data security in healthcare.  Let's discuss why ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in HITRUST certification, HITRUST CSF, HITRUST cost, HITRUST certification cost

Four Reasons Healthcare Payers Are Moving To The Cloud – Benefits And Drivers

It’s no secret that healthcare costs in the U.S. are skyrocketing – on both the payer and the patient side. And with the high cost of a customer service representative (CSR) call—according to one survey, as much as $6 per contact—payers can lower ... Read more
| Author Kate Wang, tagged in Healthcare, cloud migration, payers

The Growing Need for HITRUST Certification in Healthcare

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 ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in Healthcare Industry, Compliance

What The New FHIR Mandate Means For Your Business – Why it's time to adopt and what you can do

Interoperability has gone from a best practice to a mandate. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a requirement for the use of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) among many CMS-regulated payers and ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in healthcare data interoperability, fhir

2021 Healthcare IT Predictions – The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption, and it is not going to slow down

It’s pretty safe to say that the events of 2020 have changed the world. For healthcare and information technology, many of those changes will continue driving transformation in 2021 — and a few new ones will also make an impact. Here are my ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in Healthcare Industry, technology, hit

Shared Responsibility in the Cloud: Reduce Your Security Burden With a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

With traditional, on-premise infrastructure, an organization is responsible for its security from end to end. From the physical data center, to the network, to its applications and data, an organization must manage all layers of its security. ... Read more
| Author Kate Wang, tagged in cloud managed services, msp, managed services, managed security, shared responsibility

In Praise of HIE Modernization

On September 30, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT awarded $2.5 million allocated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as grants to five Health Information Exchange (HIE) applicants via the STAR ... Read more
| Author Gerry Miller, tagged in healthcare data interoperability, health information exchange, HIE