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The Role of IT in HIPAA Compliance 

February 7, 2024

The medical field has evolved in the past few decades not only in treatments but in protecting patient privacy and sensitive information. Gone are the days of patient information being kept in physical folders or within the confines of a singular medical office. Communication and collaboration with medical professionals nationally and globally have become the…


What You Need To Know About Healthcare Security 

May 8, 2023

In recent weeks and months, the news has been filled with ransomware attacks and data breaches targeting healthcare facilities including hospitals, private practices, and dental offices. These incidents lead many patients to be anxious about their healthcare data and how it may be used or misused by cybercriminals.  Today, we are exploring the steps that…


HIPAA Compliance in a Remote Work World 

November 16, 2022

Our lives have changed so much in just a few short years, from how we think about germs to how we conduct our daily work. Some of us in the last year have returned fully to in-office work, while many are still in a form of hybrid work to keep numbers down and cut risk…

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Review HIPAA Compliance & How Spectra Networks Can Help 

November 9, 2022

Over the past few years, during the global covid-19 pandemic, we have heard the privacy terminology bantered around, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Sometimes the information was spot on about the requirements of healthcare facilities and providers and the rights of patients, but other times the information was less than accurate. …

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Learning From the Latest Healthcare Data Breach Reports 

May 18, 2022

Earlier this month, we discussed the main components that make healthcare so vulnerable to data breaches and ransomware attacks. From aging equipment to expanded attack surfaces and plentiful data, healthcare is prime for hackers looking to gain access to personal and financial data that could prove fruitful.  Today, we are taking a closer look at…