At CMIT Solutions, we work hard to make sure our IT solutions comply with HIPAA Regulations. Due to the complexity of both regulation and technology requirements for medical practice it is more important than ever to find the right support team. HIPAA compliance results in several required factors including policies, procedures, technology, and training. Our clients rely on us for guidance, systems, documentations, and oversight to help them stay protected from both malicious attacks and legal fees:
HIPAA regulations requires medical practices to encrypt data in the data centers where it resides and in transit to and from the off-site storage repository. There have been many high profile data breaches resulting from unencrypted data being kept in storage, presumably so employees had easier access to it. Outdated IT policies such as these are no longer tolerated by the authorities.
Backup, recovery, and eradication
Data storage requirements are spelled out in the HIPAA rules: backups must reside in certain locations; retrieval of data must be overseen through access control and login monitoring; data must be kept available, even in the event of a disaster; and old storage systems must be destroyed, not reused. We take the burden off of small business owners to implement and manage these systems so he or she can focus on the day-to-day duties in their specialty.
This might not seem to fall under the IT umbrella, but best-practices policies and procedures can save your business from a HIPAA-related disaster down the road. A trustworthy and truly HIPAA-compliant IT provider will have Business Associate Agreements, Privacy and Security Rule Risk Assessments, and other documents ready for your perusal and implementation.
Our team understands the complexities of IT support for the health-care industry, and we put in the extra time and effort to meet HIPAA regulations. Contact us today to find out how we can be your all-in-one IT provider.