Healthcare legislation authorities are getting tougher on healthcare organizations who fail to comply with HIPAA regulations. Million dollar plus fines have now become commonplace. Healthcare is one of the most frequently breached industries – and it’s no wonder.
The Perfect Storm
In today’s Cybercrime black market, protected healthcare information (PHI) is now more valuable than credit card information. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated in their attempts to gain access to unencrypted data; making this the “perfect storm” that destroys reputations and costs healthcare organizations millions.
With the already wide range of security threats from cybercriminals, healthcare organizations now need to establish security policies for mobile devices, disaster recovery and business continuity, and let’s not forget, minimize the risk of internal device theft that might result in a data leak and ultimately, a HIPAA violation.
A survey conducted by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s HIMSS Analytics revealed that healthcare organizations may not be prepared for confidential data loss since they lack policies that specify how data should be archived and protected.
The survey revealed that while these medical offices had a data archiving strategy in place in order to remain HIPAA compliant, they were not optimizing this data.
Simply not knowing what to do with sensitive backup and archival data presents a significant data breach risk. For over 10 years, Ontech Systems has provided Milwaukee area healthcare organizations with peace of mind knowing their data is safe, secure, backed up and always available. Throughout that period of time, we have maintained 98% of our clients – one of the highest client retention rates in our industry.
Whether your healthcare practice is large or small, our technicians take pride in their ability to communicate effectively with the various users within the facility and reflect a professional image while on-site at your office.
How confident are you that your Milwaukee area healthcare organization complies with the HIPAA data security requirements? Take this simple 60-second test to find out.
Ontech Systems has partnered with Sophos, Cisco, and other security partners to provide a solution that guards your organization against HIPAA breaches and protects your practice from penalties and fines.
While several of our partners provide simple, efficient IT security solutions, Sophos provides an all-in-one solution that encompasses endpoint control and protection, enterprise encryption, web filtering, email filtering, and network access control.
Your healthcare organization is under increasing pressure from regulatory authorities to secure patient health information and personal data according to HIPAA and HITECH guidelines.
Securing this data doesn’t have to be complicated.
As the only healthcare security solution with cloud-managed endpoint protection for Windows and Macs, Sophos delivers an easy-to-use, turnkey all in one security solution that protects:
Through a smooth, streamlined process, Sophos provides one central desktop solution so your in-house IT staff can manage security – simply.
A big concern for many healthcare organizations is whether their email is HIPAA compliant. Sophos Email Security and Data Protection ensures emails are delivered securely without the possibility of email interception or wrong delivery address. Incoming malicious emails are a thing of the past with this easy-to-install/easy-to-run system.
Sophos can help your practice remain HIPAA compliant through a variety of security solutions including (but not limited to):
Contact our office at (262) 522-8560 or by email to find out how Sophos or any of our other healthcare IT security solutions can help your practice operate more efficiently, remain HIPAA compliant and ultimately become more competitive in the healthcare market.
To see if Ontech Systems is a good fit for your office, we encourage you to request a free network discovery where we will evaluate your current network and offer ways to improve the productivity and efficiency of your office. Your network discovery will include an audit of your current network, infrastructure, server(s), PC’s, backup, security performance and reliability, followed by a Q&A Session with our Network Consultant.
For more information regarding our support for healthcare facilities in Southeast Wisconsin, or references, please contact our office by email or phone at (262) 522-8560.
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