We Specialize in HIPAA Privacy and Security
HIPAA Misunderstood and Unappreciated
Cyber-security is a business imperative and failing to address the risk of losing patient data can put practices out of business. The mere mention of HIPAA results in people rolling their eyes. Although HIPAA has been around since 1996, our experience is that small and medium sized medical practices do not understand and/or appreciate why HIPAA implementation is imperative.
The fact of the matter is that HIPAA IMPLEMENTATION IS THE ROAD MAP TO CYBER-SECURITY. Now, I will admit that being HIPAA complaint is not a guarantee that you will not get hacked. However, HIPAA’s policies and procedures will force you to examine every aspect of your patients’ data:
- How is it being accessed?
- Who is accessing it?
- Do they have permission to access it? and
- What IT systems do you have in place to protect that data?
In the end, it is all about protecting patient data and any other company or staff data that is subject to hacking and identity theft. Depending on the current studies, failing to do so can result in:
- Out of pocket remediation fees between $221 to $300 per patient record,
- Plus HIPAA fines, and the
- Biggest financial consequence, lost business.
EMR Consulting Solutions offers a comprehensive solution for HIPAA compliance.
The first step in HIPAA compliance is to determine the threats to your patient data. It seems reasonable that knowing the amount of hacking and loss of data going on, that at the very least, an organization would want to know where they are at risk for losing their data.
Through the use of technology, we can tell you within days the vulnerabilities to losing your organization’s data. The question then is, what will you do with that knowledge?
We don’t just tick off boxes, we work to help safeguard your sensitive data, and in the process help you work towards HIPAA compliance.
We are happy to talk to you about how to safeguard your patient data. Contact us: 408-335-0392 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org