HIPAA Compliancy: Why IT Matters

Post on June 11, 2019

In the digital age, HIPAA compliancy is more complex than ever. With technology in healthcare and senior living comes electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and the need to protect it. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can mean heavy fines, lawsuits, or criminal charges.

The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services takes compliance very seriously and using an IT service provider that doesn’t know how to protect your residents’ data is no excuse. Your residents trust you with your data and the government says that data is now your responsibility.

Your residents trust you with your data and the government says that data is now your responsibility.

What Is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA compliance involves meeting the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and any subsequent amendments. Entities that deal with Protected Health Information (PHI) must have viable physical, network, and process security measures in place.

We Know HIPAA Matters

As IT experts in the senior living industry, we understand just how critical patient privacy and HIPAA compliance are. We want to help you protect your residents’ data not just because it’s required by law, but because it’s the right thing to do.

That’s why when you partner with Integrated Health Systems for your senior care IT needs, you have access to ConnectaCare™ a HIPAA compliant secure virtual desktop for senior living.

This web-based virtual desktop solution, provides a single platform for users to access hosted applications, shared files, and documents. ConnectaCare™ allows you to establish compliant standards for data storage and management, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that you’ve taken a large step toward HIPAA and HITECH compliance.

Security Solutions

In addition to providing HIPAA compliant software solutions, Integrated Health Systems will take all of the necessary precautions to prevent a data breach, keeping your residents’ ePHI safe.

We’ll make sure your network security is up-to-date, software updates are installed, as well as monitor all computing devices, internet circuits, WLAN, and LAN equipment for vulnerabilities and threats.

Your staff can even call our 24/7 help desk for immediate support if they suspect one of the connected devices they are using has been compromised.

We’ve Got You Covered

If you’re not sure if your senior care is using devices or software that’s HIPAA compliant, we can help with that, too. If you’re not quite there, we’ll get you up to speed and help you establish compliant standards for data storage and management. You can rest easy knowing that your residents’ data is safe and protected with Integrated Health Systems.