HIPAA Compliance & Penetration Testing
Medical Privacy laws also known as The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH) are a strict set of compliancy laws that all sectors of the medical community storing medical records is required to adhere to. The concept behind these laws is
- Protect the privacy of personally identifiable heath information,
- Secure personally identifiable health information stored and/or transmitted electronically including imaged and scanned medical records
- Promote the meaningful use of health information technology while ensuring complete medical privacy.
As of September 23, 2013, compliance with these standards is mandatory for all applicable healthcare entities as well as third-party vendors who provide services or whom have access to medical records. Failure to comply with these standards can result in both civil and criminal penalties.
OnlineServicesOfNY Inc provides services that are essential and required for Hipaa & HiTech compliance. Both OnlineBackupVault.com (as well as reseller program OnlineBackupSP.com) and LionCageDefender.com may be required to be compliant.
To remain strictly compliant defines the bare minimum needed to protect data, being proactive and preventing medical data from getting hacked and into the wrong hands and placing a medical career at risk with hefty fines is another. LionCageDefender.com is a proactive solution that will scan your servers that are storing digital medical records and images, find their vulnerabilities and report back to you with what our penetration testing and exploitation tools discovered, the easy to read reports will advise methods for remediation for most vulnerabilities. We are here to assist you in remaining Hipaa and HiTech compliant – We are happy to assist you in pentesting and auditing your secure environment.
The medical technical industry has evolved quickly over the last 20-25 years and many medical facilities may be using antiquated software to reference old financial and or medical records, we have found that many of these old software packages were written before Hipaa or HiTech was even a thought and before security was a concern and may pose gaping security breaches in one's network.
Many doctors see Hipaa & HiTech as a hassle, however they are in fact there as a layer of protection to help ensure patient data remains confidential and to help protect doctors ensure their data remains compliant with strict data privacy regulations. Doctors are required to ensure their EMR/EPHI data is safeguarded. •All HIPAA covered entities (providers, payers) and their business associates must comply with the Security Rule of the Administrative Provisions in Title II of HIPAA. • Under the Security Rule, a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis must be performed on a regular basis and adequate safeguards and controls must be implemented to best protect electronic protected health information (ePHI). • To reduce the risk of PHI data breach. Breaches of PHI (lost/stolen data, improper disclosure, hacking) can prove costly and may result in civil monetary penalties, incident response costs, legal fees, reparations, and reputational harm. Hipaa violations can reach 50 thousand dollars per violation! •A HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is a core requirement of the of the CMS "Meaningful Use" EHR Incentive Program.
LionCageDefender.com monitors the news, and pays attention and adjusts our software to help ensure we can assist our clients with constant stream of new regulations and laws in multiple Hipaa/ Sox/ Safe Harbor regulated industries that may affect your company. For a free consult with our security experts please click here.