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HIPAA Data Compliance & EHR Security

Achieve HIPAA Data Compliance

Healthcare Data Security - Purple IconHIPAA, also known as The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, mandates that all healthcare organizations comply with strict rules designed to protect the confidentiality and integrity of patient information.

HIPAA requires entities to have safeguards in place to protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security, unauthorized use, or disclosure of the information, and sets severe civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance with these regulations.

Penalties for violation of patient confidentiality standards include monetary fines of up to $25,000, and in some cases imprisonment.

With the integrated solution from EMIS and SafeNet, we can serve our customers more quickly and effectively, and better safeguard their privacy. Plus, with easier, more convenient access to records and systems, we can be faster and more efficient. Not only has this resulted in direct cost savings of over $50,000 a year, it enabled us to expand our practice from four to eight doctors, without an increase in administrative staff.
– Dr. Norm Yee
Family Health Clinic
Calgary, Alberta

Key Points of HIPAA Data Compliance:

HIPAA mandates that all healthcare organizations comply with strict rules designed to protect the confidentiality and integrity of patient information. 

Here's how Gemalto's suite of SafeNet data protection solutions help healthcare organizations address HIPAA compliance requirements:

  • SafeNet encryption solutions are easily integrated to provide complete enterprise data protection.

  • Protects electronic health records (EHRs) at rest, in transit, and in use

  • Scalable, flexible administration with varied access levels

  • Multi-factor authentication and authorization capabilities that ensure only authorized access to critical data


Healthcare Data Breach Statistics 2015

Unhealthy Breaches

According to the Breach Level Index (BLI), healthcare companies experienced the most data breaches of any industry last year – 374 total breaches.

Read the BLI Report

Featured Resources

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist

In this paper, we provide some specific guidance from the HIPAA standard, and illustrate how SafeNet solutions can help address these specific mandates.

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Data Protection for the Healthcare Industry - Guide Book

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Top 10 Things about Health IT security - Security Guide  

Top 10 Things about Healthcare IT Security - Security Guide

 

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Unshare and Secure Your Sensitive Data - eBook

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Secure Patient Information

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For healthcare companies navigating the complex compliance requirements under HIPAA and the HITECH Act, one of the most daunting provisions has been adhering to The Privacy Rule. Applying encryption solutions that protect patient data from all but a defined set of uses – and within the proscribed EDI sets – has proven, for many, to be a significant IT challenge. 

An effective implementation must not only be secure and adhere to these transaction standards, but must also be manageable within the company’s IT framework.

As the healthcare industry faces the transition to electronic health records (EHRs), encryption technology will play a critical role in protecting sensitive patient data. SafeNet data protection solutions secure sensitive data at rest, in transit, and in use, providing complete protection from cybersecurity threats.

EHR Security via SafeNet Encryption & Key Management:

  • SafeNet offers a secure, scalable, and cost-effective record encryption and key management solution that safeguards patient information, but also allows fine discrimination between types of transactions and users.

  • Strong encryption of data at the field, file, or device level through database encryption and disk & file encryption

  • Centralized control of role-based permissions for data access

  • Comprehensive key management for ease of administration

  • Can be applied to multiple systems and platforms


Securing Electronic Health Records White Paper

Featured White Paper: Securing Electronic Health Records

While HITECH provides ample incentives for healthcare organizations to employ EHR systems, it also builds on HIPAA to provide more stringent security and privacy rules. This paper reveals a key vulnerability that is prevalent in many organizations that have adopted EHR: regulated data held in digital storage systems.


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