Announcing Our New Cyber Liability Portal - Available 24/7 and Free-of-Charge For Our Members

2017 issue 3

All Articles

In the age of electronic medical records, cyber security is a substantial concern. Security breaches by employees, ransomware and data security basics are of common concern in the medical office practice. Often smaller medical practices lack the resources available in larger healthcare systems such as online training modules and policy templates. Integris Group understands the pressures you, as healthcare providers, are under and has developed a free online training portal for you and your staff. On the portal you will find downloadable policies for data security best practices. There is an assessment tool that will help you determine the practice's level of risk and identifying any areas that are prone to security threats. The materials on the online portal are state specific.

HIPAA compliance training can be time consuming, expensive and often disruptive to the practice workflow. The Integris Group HIPAA training module covers patients' rights and the obligations of healthcare providers under HIPAA. Certificates of completion can be printed at the end of each course. This online tool is an excellent introduction as part of the new employee orientation process or as an annual training program for your experienced staff.

Reporting a data breach has never been easier! By simply clicking on the Report a Breach tab, you will be directed to the phone numbers to contact help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Available to you at any time is an information security incident response checklist that will assist you in taking the necessary steps to respond properly to a potential threat or breach.

If you are interested in learning more about the resources available to you, contact Integris Group at (800) 228-0287.