Recently, Verizon released the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a study that aims to raise awareness on the changing data security threat landscape and provide actionable advice based on the results. The report's main focus is on classifying international threats based on types of threat actions and threat actors that are common in data breaches.
The multichannel nature of healthcare today has made it susceptible to both physical and virtual forms of attack. While cybersecurity is increasingly becoming a major concern for healthcare entities, there are many areas of weaknesses that have yet to be taken care of. They include:
The direction in which the government and healthcare providers are heading with regard to HIPAA and data security is becoming more clear. It has been approximately five years since the last major HIPAA update and while some believe that this is because HIPAA does not require any drastic amendments, others expect that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will finally embrace a range of new changes.
In recent months, a large number of states have sought to improve their healthcare security in various ways. Each of the following amendments and laws that have been passed tackles a different aspect of personal information protection including PHI and other sensitive data. But the list below is not only limited to the laws themselves, rather it includes any precedents that may have a significant effect on how healthcare is dealt with in the future.
Customer service (CS) is becoming one of the biggest differentiators between successful and unsuccessful businesses. More specifically, there has been a rising focus on CS on social media and its effectiveness in increasing revenue. For this reason, many events in 2019 have decided to focus on the digital customer journey. Below is a list of upcoming CS events for 2019.
Over the last few months, organizations have witnessed a whirlwind of new cyber attacks and breaches. Healthcare providers have long blamed most breaches on employee error and negligence, with various studies and reports revealing that the majority of healthcare breaches are a result of internal actors. And while this may be partially true, the fact remains that many organizations contribute to the problem themselves. Not through a lack of training or resources, but through a lack of proper data access regulation.
Help desks are typically grouped according to their form of deployment, the size of a client's business and whether the software's source code is accessible and easy to alter. When searching for the perfect help desk, you must take these elements into consideration. The following is an explanation of the five main types of help desk software currently on the market.
Proactivity in customer service is an efficient way of cementing customer loyalty while simultaneously decreasing service calls and ticket traffic by solving problems before they even come into existence. It does not necessarily mean anticipating your customer's every move. Rather it consists of predicting their needs and issues, while proactively providing them with solutions. Proactivity in customer service can be achieved by:
Pharmacogenomics, or the study of the human genome's response to drugs, originated in the late 1990s. It has continued to grow and culminated in what we call today precision medicine. Precision medicine includes the in-depth analysis of the genomic data and DNA sequencing files of an individual and his/her lineage for generations. This genetic information is used to select personalized treatment options.
Oftentimes, news of an organization's social customer care (or lack thereof) goes viral and for a short amount of time, the business is put under the microscope by news outlets and social media users. It is at this point where its online presence and history are closely monitored. This provides it with an opportunity to impress curious users who decide to take a look at the services it provides and grow its customer base. But creating content in the hopes of going viral is not the only way an organization can leverage the ever growing popularity of social media. In fact, it is the most uncommon. Below is a list of ways that you can use your social media presence to strengthen customer loyalty and increase foot traffic to your business: