Though considered somewhat abbreviated in comparison to HITRUST’s other certification options, the HITRUST e1 Certification still represents a potentially beneficial path, particularly for those organizations that have already established their compliance programs.
Service providers—e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS—are currently seeing significant growth in the healthcare vertical, where they’re classified as “business associates” to the healthcare providers, insurers, and clearinghouses that are collectively referred to as “covered entities.” (Note that subcontractors to business associates are also classified as business associates.)
In American history, the Westward Expansion is an important theme of our 19th century. What began with 13 colonies that fought for American independence eventually—after many years—grew to include more places that held more people and different opportunities.
If you’ve ever owned a home in a neighborhood that has a homeowners association, you likely know that you have to pay those fees to avoid a lien being placed on your property, which could complicate your life in annoying ways. But on the flip side, paying those fees should mean you also reap the benefits like landscaping, community pool management, security, or maintenance.
Ever seen an Olympic runner trip during their race? They’re on the biggest stage, having done all that work, and then somehow, something goes wrong and their shining moment ends in heartbreak for whatever reason—an errant pebble on the track, accidental tangling with another competitor, too much or too little momentum.
While most healthcare providers don’t recognize that managing and securing payment data follows the same notions as managing and securing protected health information (PHI), from concept to implementation, these can, and should, work hand in hand.
Do you or someone you love have a taste for luxury? If so, you may have shelled out for a bag from a high-end designer—Gucci, Kate Spade, Coach, Louis Vuitton, and the like. But of course, these can go for thousands of dollars, so in many cases, it makes more sense to instead indulge in a cheaper knock-off. It looks basically like the real deal, so there’s no problem, right?