When it comes to healthcare, data privacy is essential. In fact, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that any healthcare facility must keep information private between the patient and their doctor. This applies not only to hospitals and doctors’ offices, but also to health and life insurance offices, college campuses, and any other facility that stores or processes sensitive patient data. Extensive measures are required to meet HIPAA compliance for data privacy. This includes advanced network protection for any computer systems housing patient information, to keep it safe from data theft.
The problem is that many healthcare facilities simply don’t have the resources necessary to protect their patient data at the level that HIPAA demands. So how can HIPAA compliance be accomplished? The most efficient and effective method is through Managed Security Services. Our experts can implement security measures to keep data safe from attack and institute best practices to minimize risk. This includes…
- Web Application Firewall. This monitors a system’s security vulnerabilities and protects web applications against attacks or breaches that could harm sensitive data.
- Data Loss Prevention. Data loss prevention software automatically prevents information from leaving the network without authorization, in case of a security breach.
- Network Access Control. This strictly regulates the devices that are able to access the network and what they are authorized to do there and what data they are allowed to access. It is especially helpful in BYOD environments, wherein a variety of devices of different types are all used to access the network.
- Penetration Testing. Rigorous tests determine how easy or difficult it is to penetrate a system’s security measures, scanning for vulnerabilities and creating a plan to strengthen them.
Digital Hands provides the most comprehensive managed services solution available for HIPAA compliance, ensuring that all sensitive patient data is kept safe at all times, allowing healthcare providers to focus on improving the health of the people in the communities they serve.