As an MSP, one of your top priorities is ensuring the security of your clients' data. If you have clients in the healthcare industry, they may require additional training on HIPAA compliance. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) sets standards for the protection of electronic personal health information (ePHI) and non-compliance can result in severe consequences, including large fines and legal action.
Data breaches in healthcare are all too common with over 500 occurrences and 27 million patient records affected in 2020 alone leading to devastating consequences for both patients and the organizations that serve them. By providing your end-users with the necessary training to understand and adhere to HIPAA regulations, you can help prevent these types of breaches from happening in the first place.
Maximizing the effectiveness of your HIPAA compliance efforts starts with investing in cybersecurity training for your end-users. By focusing on a few key areas, you can ensure that your end-users are equipped to handle the challenges of protecting sensitive patient data in today's digital landscape.
Understanding the types of information that are considered PHI (protected health information), such as names, addresses, and medical records, and the importance of protecting this information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Knowing the proper procedures for handling and storing PHI, including using secure passwords, logging off from systems when not in use, and properly disposing of documents containing PHI.
Being aware of the consequences of not following HIPAA regulations, including legal and financial penalties for the organization, as well as damage to the organization's reputation.
In addition to the obvious benefits of HIPAA compliance, providing cybersecurity training for your end-users can also improve productivity and efficiency within your organization. When your team is educated on the importance of security and aware of the potential consequences of a data breach, they are more likely to take the necessary precautions.
We understand that keeping up with the latest in cybersecurity training can be overwhelming. That's why we're excited to introduce HacWare's new micro-training video on HIPAA compliance. This short, easy-to-understand video is a great resource for MSPs looking to provide their end-users with the knowledge and tools they need to keep their clients' data safe and compliant.
HacWare CEO Tiffany Ricks will share more about the inspiration behind the micro-training before sharing a preview of the training. MSP Partners, the full video is included in your training portal!
Interested in becoming a HacWare partner? We’d love to discuss your cybersecurity offerings and how automated, AI-driven security awareness training can help you grow. Visit hacware.com/msp to get started.