Data security is becoming an increasingly important concern for healthcare-related organizations in every sector of the industry. For more than 15 years, HIPAA has been regulating the privacy and security of electronic protected health information (ePHI) utilized by health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers. The scope of that regulation was extended with the passing of the HITECH Act in 2009. Now compliance with HIPAA standards is mandated for these covered entities as well as their third-party vendors. Failure to comply can lead to civil and criminal penalties for healthcare organizations as well as their business associates.
Coalfire Healthcare IT Security Solutions
With the increase in compliance standards, many healthcare organizations are feeling vulnerable and uncertain about how these new regulations apply to them. Coalfire offers a variety of healthcare-related IT auditing, security, and compliance solutions designed to help you understand:
How HIPAA and HITECH standards impact your organization.
What you need to do to protect your organization.
Which areas of your business pose IT risk.
The IT security measures you need to take to become HIPAA compliant and mitigate risk.
How to demonstrate, document and maintain compliance.
Coalfire IT Security Solutions Results
No matter which Coalfire IT security solutions you choose, our healthcare IT security specialists will apply proven processes and common controls frameworks to identify potential vulnerabilities. At the completion of any IT assessment, you will receive a detailed report combined with a comprehensive consultation to ensure your key staff members understand:
Your current compliance posture.
Recommended steps for improving compliance.
Additional considerations that may require attention in the future.
Coalfire Can Help
Coalfire is a nationally recognized leader in IT compliance with more than 4,000 assessments, including hundreds for healthcare-related organizations. Our expertise in HIPAA/HITECH compliance extends beyond healthcare providers to include associated financial institutions and service providers that fall under newly implemented regulations as part of current healthcare reform.
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