Having a HIPAA Compliance Strategy Can Lower Your Risk of Cybercrime

February 3, 2022 2:36 pm

Cybercrimes happen so frequently now, that it has become a matter of not if your business will be targeted by cybercriminals, but rather when.  Avoiding HIPAA violations is one very good reason to be HIPAA Compliant, but what about the chance of it lowering the risk of you being exposed to cybercrimes?  Patient records are worth a lot of money, and as long as you have an effective HIPAA compliance strategy in place, your chances of preventing cyber crimes will increase.

Although there are threats outside of your business to worry about, it is the actions that occur inside your business that sometimes cause the biggest threat.  Many breaches and HIPAA violations happen due to policies and procedures that are poorly followed.  When you are HIPAA Compliant, there are specific requirements that you should be following for policies and procedures, as well as trainings, that could help decrease the chances of a cybercrime occurring.

It is important to keep in mind that HIPAA Compliance is not meant to replace any data protection or security practices that are already effectively in place, but rather a guide to make sure you are in line with all of the HIPAA requirements, as well as give you an extra layer of protection from becoming a victim of a cyber crime.

CATS Technology Solutions Group has a team of technicians who are Certified in HIPAA Compliance, and has knowledge on the latest HIPAA standards, rules and best practices to ensure you meet HIPAA Compliance.

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