Sensitive patient data is constantly at risk of loss, theft, and exposure. Many times, the data simply walks right out the front door on a laptop or USB device. Companies that suffer such a data loss risk serious consequences, including regulatory penalties (HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, etc...), public disclosure, brand damage, customer distrust, and financial losses.
Don't let your business be a statistic. What's the best way to protect yourself, your client's confidential data, and your systems? Full disk encryption your systems with WestonDataProtection, part of our suite of HIPAA services.
Why is full disk data encryption so important? Using HIPAA as a guide, the HITECH Act of 2009 modified the HIPAA data breach rule to state that if a device is lost or stolen, you don't have to report the loss as a data breach if the data is encrypted in compliance with data encryption standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
You've all played Monopoly. In a sense, what that means is that proper encryption could be your "Get Out Of Jail Card."
If you have a bunch of laptops that get stolen or lost from your medical environment, there are likely two ways this could go:
Which option sounds more appealing to you? We thought so.
Weston Technology Solutions provides all the services you need to become HIPAA-Compliant and to minimize HIPAA-related technology headaches.
Contact us today to learn more about online HIPAA training for you and your practice staff. And don't forget about our HIPAA compliance audits, risk assessments and technology solutions to ease your HIPAA burden, all part of WestonHIPAAService. Encrypt, protect and patch your systems with WestonDataProtection. Contact us today by calling us at .