Medical practices are the number one target for cybercriminals. In 2022 alone, millions of Americans were affected by cyberattacks targeting hospitals and healthcare companies. Ransomware attacks are more frequent, more costly and threaten patient safety. Penalties for HIPAA violations can be a severe, even bankrupting event. Yet, to be right upfront—assessments revealed that the vast majority of medical facilities and healthcare-related organizations across the country are grossly unprepared for a security incident, much less to pass a HIPAA compliance audit. Even worse, most display an “it won’t happen to me” mindset. With a new ransomware attack happening every 11 seconds, and the average healthcare breach costing more than $10 million, companies with health information MUST improve cybersecurity and create a compliance culture NOW. Without these measures, you leave yourself and your company wide open to HIPAA violations and cyber-attacks that can result in prohibitive fines, penalties, devastating losses because of downtime, lawsuits, and even jail time.
Rather than playing Russian roulette with your medical practice or other HIPAA-covered facility, not to mention your patients, smart leaders take proactive steps to prepare for HIPAA audits and protect themselves against cyber-attacks BEFORE they happen. Our ten HIPAA compliance experts and authors in Compliance Made Easy present the NEW and critical changes to IT security, insurance coverage, and HIPAA compliance along with complete, practical, and affordable steps to ensure you are prepared and protected.