The proliferation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), coupled with recent breaches of patients’ personal health information and personally identifiable information (PII) has highlighted the need for security of medical office networks. While HIPAA does not specifically spell out the requirements necessary, it does mandate the need to place safeguards to protect patients’ health information.
These requirements become increasingly complicated as more doctors want to offer Wi-Fi to their patients and employees. The average cost of a HIPAA-related record breach is about $200 per patient record and these costs are placed on the owner of the practice. Not to mention that multiple offenses can lead to loss of license and prison.
Whether it’s a hospital system with multi-location brands or an urgent care facility, or a doctor, chiropractor, or dentist with a single practice, the computer network in those offices can quickly become highly complex, exponentially increasing the risk of data theft.
At stake are not just the mitigation costs, but also the potential for lost brand loyalty, lost patients and consumer confidence, community backlash, and court-ordered compensation. Netsurion’s BranchSDO and EventTracker solutions bring a comprehensive, unique, affordable set of cybersecurity protection that will also help you get compliant and stay compliant.