HIPAA / HITECH Compliance Services

With the growing reliance on information technology in the Healthcare Industry and the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR), it is crucial to ensure the safe handling of sensitive data. Securing an organization's data can be both costly and complicated but having an information security breach can be devastating not only to the company's operations and reputation, but also its customers and employees. Additionally most sectors within the Healthcare Industry have the added responsibility of securing patient information through HIPAA and HITECH regulations.

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NSI has tailored Information Security services to meet the very specific business, technology and compliance needs of the Healthcare Industry and to ensure the organization's data is secure from inappropriate access or disclosure.

Our testing and assessment services include the following:

  • Information Security Assessments
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Wireless Security Assessment
  • Social Engineering
  • Physical Security Assessment
  • IT Risk Assessment
  • HIPAA & HITECH Policy analysis and corrective plan

Companies that fall under HIPAA & HITECH regulations are increasingly getting audited and those that fail to comply with HIPAA & HITECH requirements can face lawsuits, as well as steep civil and/or criminal penalties. Civil penalties can total as much as $25,000 per year for each requirement that is violated. Criminal penalties can reach $250,000 and/or ten years in prison. Compared to the potential penalties for non-compliance, the cost of implementing HIPAA is relatively small.

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NSI can perform an assessment to evaluate an organization's compliance with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rule requirements, HITECH Act provisions (i.e. breach notification), as well as your overall security and data privacy posture. Call us today at 800.900.9690 to schedule your assessment.