HIPAA Demands Computer & Device Security

In today's environment of increasing internet security breaches, medical practices and healthcare organizations who are not prepared to defend themselves from attack may pay a high price in lost files, system downtime and lost profitability. Potential data loss includes events, such as:

  • Fire and natural which limit access to information stored electronically

  • Accidental or intentional destruction of information by staff or business associates

  • Theft of computer hardware, servers, other devices storing personal health information (PHI)

  • Unauthorized access of PHI through hackers, stolen passwords or even employees

To be HIPAA compliant, and to combat possible hacking of their systems, these organizations should have the following in place:

  • Firewall

  • Anti-Virus protection

  • Security patches

  • Domain Access or Active Directory

  • Individual login and passwords

  • Encryption

  • Physical security

  • Disaster recovery

  • End-User training

If your organization is ready to take the next step to HIPAA compliance and internet security, contact us today for your free risk assessment.

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