Guided HIPAA Compliance Steers Misguided Healthcare Industry In Right Direction

Recognized by 4 associations in 2014, SecurityMetrics HIPAA service praised for effectiveness

Sep 16, 2014, 08:39 ET from SecurityMetrics

OREM, Utah, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reporting an average of 166,000 records breached per week in 2014, the healthcare industry desperately needs Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and general network security assistance. SecurityMetrics Guided HIPAA Compliance supports the protection of patient data and was created to help healthcare professionals develop security self-sufficiency.

"Healthcare professionals, be they pharmacists, doctors, or risk managers, all have one thing in common," said Brad Caldwell, CEO of SecurityMetrics. "They don't have the time, motivation, and in most instances the technical proficiency to adequately secure patient data by attempting to comply with all 157 HIPAA regulations on their own. Our HIPAA security experts are prepared to help ensure an organization's compliance will stand up to breach attempts and an HHS audit."

In small and medium sized healthcare environments, SecurityMetrics Guided HIPAA Compliance includes extensive HIPAA privacy and security counseling by security experts. Participants are led thorough a Risk Analysis and customize a Risk Management Plan for immediate implementation, both crucial aspects of HIPAA compliance.

Highlights of the service include:

  • Breach prevention consulting: HIPAA Security Assessor reviews top risks and provides customers with a breach prevention checklist.
  • Breach protection: SecurityMetrics backs its services with $100,000 of breach protection.
  • Risk identification: HIPAA Security Assessors create a protected health information (PHI) map of systems with PHI interaction and produce a list of associated risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
  • Prioritized risk management plan: Based on organization vulnerabilities, the risk management plan guides organizations and their IT resources through implementation.

SecurityMetrics Guided HIPAA Compliance was recently recognized by the Golden Bridge Awards in Governance, Risk, and Compliance Innovations, and also by the American Business Awards in Health and Pharmaceutical Services. Previous awards in 2014 include Utah's Best of State and a Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service.

To discover more about Guided HIPAA Compliance, email hipaa@securitymetrics.com or call 801.995.6801.

About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)
SecurityMetrics is a global leader in data security that enables businesses of all sizes to comply with government, healthcare, and financial mandates. Since it's founding date, the company has helped over 1 million organizations worldwide protect their network infrastructure and data communications from compromise. Among other services, SecurityMetrics offers HIPAA compliance services, penetration testing, security consulting, mobile device vulnerability scanning, payment data discovery, and incident response. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held corporation headquartered in Orem, Utah. For more information visit www.securitymetrics.com.

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