Information technology (IT) plays an integral role in healthcare – from electronic health records (EHR) to internet-connected medical devices, professionals rely on IT to operate efficiently. With increasing reliance on IT, healthcare organizations are continuously under pressure to maintain compliance with various regulations such as HIPAA.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates healthcare providers to use ‘appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information’ – resulting in a headache for healthcare IT professionals. Violations can result in tens of thousands of dollars in fines, to avoid violating regulations healthcare providers must be on the lookout for security threats at all times.
Here are some of the Way Technology Can Enable HIPAA Compliance:
HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting solutions are designed with healthcare providers in mind to give your organization a solid foundation to establish and maintain a HIPAA-compliant practice.
Our managed disaster recovery solutions provide the ultimate in business continuity and protection against system failures and events that disrupt access to critical information. Our disaster recovery solutions can protect your onsite investments or create cloud solutions to provide the industry’s highest degree of security, recoverability and peace of mind.
Secure Offsite Backups
It’s estimated that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily, with many of them affecting healthcare. With healthcare organizations under constant attack; reliable, frequent backups are essential protection for PHI and system availability. Our backup solutions create frequent backups that are secured offsite — isolated and protected from potential contamination, and ready to bring your business back to life in the event of a disaster.
Our talented team of IT professionals can provide you with a valuable technology assessment to determine the health and efficiency of your IT infrastructure, identify potential risks and capacity shortfalls, and detect configuration issues that might impact overall application performance. Following the assessment, you’ll receive recommendations to optimize your environment and deliver higher quality healthcare.