Gene Fry is the compliance officer and vice president of technology at Scrypt. He joined Scrypt in October 2001 and has 25 years of IT experience, working in industries such as healthcare and for companies based in the U.S. and Latin America. He is a Certified HIPAA professional (CHP) through the Management and Strategy Institute. In addition, he is certified as a HIPAA Privacy and Security by the American Health Information Management Association and as an Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) through the National Health Career Association, and he holds a Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) certification from BridgeFront and J.J Kellers.

Are Your Vendors Compromising Your HIPAA Compliance?

Any organization that allows third-party vendors access to its network or data is exposing itself to an increased level of risk. The more parties that can gain access to sensitive information, the more potential points of entry there are for cybercriminals, and the less control organizations have, which only exacerbates the growing problem of cybercrime.

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Mobile Messaging; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Mobile technology is transforming the way medical professionals coordinate care. The widespread adoption of BYOD (bring your own device) culture within healthcare organizations and the rise of mobile messaging specifically presents many benefits, but like any means of communication in the healthcare environment, mobile messaging carries its own set of unique risks. In an industry

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