Future HIPAA compliance audits could result in more costly enforcement action. But being prepared is about more than a possible audit.
Vulnerabilities found in networked medical equipment may pose real risks of disruption of treatment and potential harm to patients.
We often see costly breaches caused by stolen laptops or equipment. There are usually simple steps the organization could have taken to increase physical on-site security to prevent the loss of data and resulting fines.
When any IT or technical product reaches its end of life and support is halted, this leaves the tool vulnerable to future exploitation or attack.
Healthcare providers will now have a little more time to meet compliance and to reap the financial benefits of being compliant.
As IT Security becomes more complex, more companies turn to specialized IT Security Firms for Managed IT Security Solutions. There are many Managed IT Security options to meet the needs of your organization.
Recently, Google announced that it would be willing to sign HIPAA Business Associate agreements (BAA) for organizations required to have such agreements for compliance.