Data security is becoming an increasingly important concern for healthcare organizations. 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 the final HIPAA Omnibus Rule is mandated for these covered entities as well as their third-party vendors (business associates). Failure to comply can lead to civil and criminal penalties for healthcare organizations and their business associates.
With stricter compliance standards, many healthcare organizations are feeling vulnerable and uncertain about how these new regulations apply to them. NetSentries offers a variety of healthcare-related IT auditing, security, and compliance solutions designed to help you understand How HIPAA, HITECH, and the final Omnibus Rule 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 and how to demonstrate, document and maintain compliance for your own organization and for your business associates.
NetSentries 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 the risks and mitigation.
Our expertise in HIPAA/HITECH compliance extends beyond healthcare providers to include service providers (business associates) that fall under newly implemented regulations as part of current healthcare reform.