Anthem breach enforces the need for encryption at rest as well as in transit

Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US, announced last week that personal information of up to 80 million customers and employees was the subject of a “very sophisticated external cyberattack”. There have been 40 million people affected by data breaches from multiple entities in the last decade; this breach has the potential to […]

Emerging concern coming from private litigation to BA’s and Covered Entities

Covered entities and business associates need to take extra precautions to protect patient personal health information (PHI), as penalties could be staggering. This has been highlighted recently in the Byrne vs. Avery Center case in Connecticut. Byrne sued the Avery Center for negligence after her personal medical information was disclosed to her ex-partner’s attorneys as part of […]

Scrypt lands in the top 10 of Greater Austin’s FAST 50

Last night Scrypt was recognized – along with 50 of our Austin business community peers – for our phenomenal growth over the past three years.  The Austin Business Journal FAST 50 named Scrypt as the eighth fastest growing small business in Central Texas. Scrypt has seen fantastic growth thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team […]

Exciting Times at Scrypt

Over the past five years Scrypt has experienced incredible growth, with more than 30,000 users across all fifty states. Mostly, we have been flying under the radar and refraining from tooting our own horn, because we have been focused on delivering to our customers the best, most secure document exchange experience available. Now it’s time […]

Concentra and QCA Health Plan learn a costly lesson

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reiterated its firm policy on data security, issuing companies Concentra and QCA Health Plan penalties totaling more than $1.9 million dollars. The root of the penalty? Both organizations suffered theft of unencrypted laptops, placing patient data at significant risk. Data encryption has long been at […]

Create and use strong passwords that you can actually remember

With hacking and security breaches becoming increasingly prevalent, everyone storing private information online needs to take their password security seriously. There is an abundance of information available on creating secure passwords, but it can easily start to feel pretty daunting to try to follow all the rules. Here’s a list of common password tips from […]

Medical Societies: The unsung heroes of today’s physicians

As 2013 comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on those who have stood out as real heroes in 2013: Groups who still champion the solo physicians and the right for physicians to remain autonomous, reimbursed fairly, and have their scope of practice respected amongst colleagues in the greater medical community. Our state […]

Physician leadership: Why it matters?

Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” I wouldn’t have known what he meant right out of residency, thrust into my first “leadership” role. What does it mean after all to be a leader in medicine? Many, like me, were considered a team leader by default, simply because of a […]

Can technology help with physician wellness?

Physician wellness – the idea of physicians being taken care of – is not a new concept; however in this new era of medicine, it may mean something different. Is it possible that technology could represent a physician wellness tool? Take for example the idea that a solo physician is able to connect with peers […]