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The Medcurity Podcast: Security | Compliance | Technology | Healthcare

The Medcurity Podcast: Security | Compliance | Technology | Healthcare

By Medcurity: HIPAA Compliance
Healthcare is complicated. Joe Gellatly, Amanda Hepper, and Alexa Fouch are here to help, guiding us through the biggest issues and updates in healthcare security and compliance. From HIPAA Assessments to the dark web, learn what factors are affecting the security of healthcare information and how to protect your data. Tune in for news, advice, and more.
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Webinar: Your Actual Requirements Under HIPAA Part 2
Amanda and Ari go over the crucial things for practices to know about HIPAA compliance. This webinar covers your Policies and Procedures requirements as well as HIPAA Training.
October 18, 2021
Webinar: Your Actual Requirements Under HIPAA Part 1
Amanda and Ari go over the crucial things for practices to know about HIPAA compliance.
October 12, 2021
MACRA/MIPS Updates for 2021 | Webinar
Join Ari and Gavin as they discuss MACRA/MIPS in 2021 and beyond. 
September 08, 2021
How to Develop a Risk Management Plan | Webinar
Join Ari and Joe as they discuss some of the most important things to keep in mind when developing your risk management plan. 
September 04, 2021
Do You Know Where Your Patients' Data is Being Stored? | Medcurity Live 039
Alexa talks with Joy Easterwood, (Attorney at Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP) on the importance of knowing where every piece of your Protected Health Information is being stored, and who has access to it. When it comes to keeping patient data safe, every employee should know how to handle PHI, and who to ask if they have questions regarding sharing this data. Joy and Alexa go over the important aspects of conducting a physical walkthrough of your location to determine the location of sensitive information, and what to do when an employee with access to PHI leaves your organization. We are very excited to have Joy on the show to share with us some of the expertise she's gained from her experience navigating compliance!
July 26, 2021
Optimizing Efficiency: How COVID-19 Forced Us to Change the Way We Operate | Medcurity Live 038
In this episode, Alexa talks with Steve Bagdon and Dayna Kathan of Medication Review about how the COVID-19 pandemic increased pre-existing operational and security compliance difficulties. Steve and Dayna also offer some advice on how to lessen administrative burdens on those in the healthcare field who are facing staffing and budgeting issues in the aftermath of the pandemic.
July 19, 2021
Security Risk Analysis Tips for Busy Practice Managers | Medcurity Live 037
Alexa speaks with Ari Van Peursem, the National Partner Manager at Medcurity on some practical strategies for an efficient, budget-friendly security risk analysis. Hear the top three biggest time wasters that are occurring when practices conduct SRAs, and get recommendations for practice managers to simplify the SRA process.
July 07, 2021
Evolving Threats: Staying Secure and Minimizing Human Error | Medcurity Live 036
On today's episode, Travis Taylor of Paubox Inc. and Alexa talk about the importance of continuous learning and innovation in preventing increasingly threatening cyberattacks. In the recent past, companies have sacrificed security for profit and paid the price. Choosing to proactively protect yourself instead of reacting after an attack could prevent a breach from ultimately destroying your organization. 
March 24, 2021
SMBs Are the Next Big Target for Hackers | Medcurity Live 035
Hackers are targeting small organizations more and more. Today, Mahesh Yadav and Tom McClintock of Empowered Margins join Alexa to discuss the threats facing these SMBs. Listen in for some common mistakes that lead to security breaches, and the top three measures small organizations should take now to protect themselves.
March 17, 2021
Phishing Scams: What They Are, How They Work, and How to Avoid Them | Medcurity Live 034
75% of businesses have experienced successful phishing attacks, and healthcare organizations are a popular target. Today’s guest is Matt Holcomb, of Biltmore Insurance Services. On this episode, Alexa and Matt discuss some of the strategies cybercriminals are using to steal patient information as phishing scams become more common and more convincing.
March 08, 2021
Email Security: Threats, Encryption, and HIPAA Compliance | Medcurity Live 033
How can healthcare organizations stay secure when emailing protected health information? Today’s guest is Greg Hoffman, Senior Enterprise Account Executive at Paubox, Inc. Today, Alexa and Greg talk about the importance of email encryption relating to HIPAA compliance, the tools providers should be using to keep their data safe, and the biggest threat to email security.
March 03, 2021
HHS Privacy Updates: What You Need to Know Right Now | Webinar
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently proposed several changes to the Privacy Rule for covered entities. On this 30-minute informational webinar, Arielle and Alexa from Medcurity, Inc. break down how this will affect your independent practice.
February 17, 2021
Business Continuity Planning and the Zombie Apocalypse | Medcurity Live 032
What is the best way to build an effective Business Continuity Plan? Today's guest is Skip Williams, Co-Owner of KingsBridge Business Continuity, and Business Continuity Planning expert. Join Alexa and Skip for a conversation on the importance and challenges of BCP preparing, and how this area of compliance is changing due to the pandemic.  
January 27, 2021
Changing Environments: Telemedicine and New Vulnerabilities | Medcurity Live 031
Medcurity CEO, Joe Gellatly, talks about the biggest security steps healthcare organizations should take now, and how to protect patient privacy in an increasingly transparent time.
October 05, 2020
Limiting Risk: BAAs and Amazon's Alexa Skills Kit | Medcurity Live 030
How can covered entities create and maintain effective Business Associate Agreements? Craig Petronella, CEO of Petronella Technology Group, shares about the importance of good BAAs, and discusses the expansion of Amazon's "Alexa Skills Kit" and how it affects healthcare organizations.
September 23, 2020
Holding Your Data Hostage: The Threat of Ransomware | Medcurity Live 029
What is ransomware, and how can healthcare professionals avoid a cyber-attack? Our guest, Daniel Schwartz, President of Design I.T. Solutions, shares the most important things we can do to prevent ransomware attacks, and how COVID-19 has affected cybersecurity threats.
August 04, 2020
How COVID-19 and HIPAA Affect New Physicians | Medcurity Live 028
How are COVID-19 and HIPAA compliance requirements affecting today's new physicians? Our guest, Andrew Tisser of the Talk2MeDoc podcast, discusses the impact of current events on early career physicians and why he chose to shift the focus of his own podcast. 
July 20, 2020
Better Safe Than Sorry | Business Continuity Planning | Medcurity Live Episode 027
What makes up a Business Continuity Plan, and why is it important? Our company president, Amanda Hepper, shares her expertise with us in this episode of Medcurity Live. 
July 13, 2020
HIPAA Changes in Light of the Pandemic | Medcurity Live Episode 026
How have HIPAA requirements and best practices changed due to the pandemic? How have they stayed the same? Our CEO and cofounder, Joe Gellatly, discusses the new realities in healthcare security. 
July 06, 2020
Healthcare Headlines: Phishing, BAAs, and Reality TV | Medcurity Live Episode 025
Phishing, BAAs, and Reality TV: What's going on in the world of Patient Privacy? Cofounders Joe and Amanda walk us through the top healthcare news stories this month.
March 13, 2020
Tracking Coronavirus: What This Means for Healthcare Organizations | Medcurity Live Episode 024
How will the coronavirus affect HIPAA compliance? Cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss a new coronavirus tracking website and the implications for patient privacy.
March 09, 2020
Coronavirus Scams, HIPAA Violations, Destructive Malware, and Virtual Healthcare | Healthcare Headlines | Medcurity Live Episode 023
What's going on in the world of security in healthcare? Our CEO Joe Gellatly goes over some of the biggest security news stories this month in this special Healthcare Headlines episode of Medcurity Live.
February 21, 2020
How the Hackers Got Your Healthcare Information: Social Engineering | Medcurity Live Episode 022
How do we protect our information from hackers? Cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper go through four strategies hackers use to get healthcare data. 
February 14, 2020
How to Create a Culture of Compliance In Healthcare | Medcurity Live Episode 021
How do we create a culture of compliance in healthcare organizations? Cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper go through five practical steps organizations can take to make their practice more secure.
February 06, 2020
Kobe Bryant, Celebrity Health Information, and HIPAA | Medcurity Live Episode 020
Did first responders violate HIPAA by releasing information about Kobe Bryant's death to the media? Our CEO and cofounder, Joe Gellatly, talks celebrity health information privacy in today's new episode of Medcurity Live.
January 31, 2020
The New NIST Privacy Framework: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know | Medcurity Live Episode 019
For this episode, cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper share key highlights from the newly released National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework.
January 22, 2020
Information Security in Healthcare: Preparing for the Future, Evaluating Risk, & Making Sense of an InfoSec Program | Medcurity Live 018
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounder Joe Gellatly sits down with Brant Borchert, Information Security Director for MultiCare, to discuss information security management and quantifying risk in healthcare.
January 09, 2020
Minimizing Risk: Preparing for the OCR Audit | Medcurity Live Episode 017
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss how to minimize risk by preparing for an OCR audit.
December 04, 2019
Interview with Eleven8 Consulting | Medcurity Live Episode 016
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounder Amanda Hepper interviews Jennifer Offereins from Eleven8 Consulting, a Boutique Consulting Group.
October 30, 2019
Conference Recaps | Medcurity Live Episode 015
For this episode of Medcurity Live, cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper recap recent conferences Medcurity attended.
October 23, 2019
Emergency Preparedness | Medcurity Live Episode 014
For this episode of Medcurity Live, cofounder Amanda Hepper sat down with April Needham to discuss the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule and what it means for healthcare organizations.
October 09, 2019
Disaster Recovery | Medcurity Live Episode 013
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss disaster recovery for healthcare organizations. 
October 02, 2019
Helping with HIPAA | Medcurity: Phase 2 | Medcurity Live Episode 012
For this episode of Medcurity Live, cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper announce the launch of Medcurity: Phase 2.
September 20, 2019
HIPAA Risk Assessment Walkthroughs | Medcurity Live Episode 011
For this episode of Medcurity Live, April Needham talks with our cofounder, Amanda Hepper on HIPAA assessment walkthrough tips for healthcare organizations.
September 12, 2019
HIPAA Technical Safeguards | Medcurity Live Episode 010
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss HIPAA Technical Safeguards for healthcare organizations.
August 30, 2019
Meet Amanda Hepper | Medcurity Live Episode 009
For this episode of Medcurity Live, April Needham gets to know Amanda Hepper, cofounder of Medcurity.
August 22, 2019
The Dark Web is Real | Medcurity Live Episode 008
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounder Joe Gellatly sits down with Daniel Schwartz, president of Design IT Solutions to discuss the dark web and cyber security for healthcare organizations.
August 17, 2019
HIPAA Physical Safeguards | Medcurity Live Episode 007
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss HIPAA Physical Safeguards for healthcare organizations.
August 10, 2019
HIPAA Administrative Safeguards | Medcurity Live Episode 006
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss HIPAA Administrative Safeguards.
August 10, 2019
When HIPAA Hurts | Medcurity Live Episode 005
For this episode of Medcurity Live, our cofounders Joe Gellatly and Amanda Hepper discuss a HIPAA data breach that happened close to home and what healthcare organizations can learn from it.
August 10, 2019