Challenge 1: IT Support for Healthcare Organizations
Today’s healthcare environment is ever changing. New technologies and exacting security laws demand an IT partner with mastery in both computer networking and HIPPA/HITECH regulations. Our experts guide you through the maze of data compliance and ensure an optimally performing network.
We get it, even the smallest technology issue can affect a mission-critical system and your office is way too busy for downtime! That’s why we proactively monitor all of your systems 24/7. We’re not just a ‘break-fix’ IT group. Our highly trained team of engineers resolve network threats before they can lead to downtime or a data breach.
While you focus on patient care, we keep your office technology running fast, efficient, compliant and free of disruption. We’re always there behind the scenes safeguarding your network. And when you need us, we’re always just a phone call away.
To find out exactly how secure your network currently is, sign up for our free, no-obligation HIPPA Security Consultation.
Challenge 2: HIPAA & HITECH Compliance for Healthcare
Keeping up with compliance requirements and preventing data breaches (in addition to managing complex network systems, office operation and patient care) can be a challenge for healthcare providers. In fact, a stunning 44% of all healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach.* No other industry in America has more disclosed breaches than healthcare. Without dedicated security management, breaches do prevail and the security failure endangers patients and spurs investigations.
From the enactment of HIPPA regulations to present, the most frequently investigated compliance issues are
- Impermissible uses and disclosures of protected health information;
- Lack of safeguards of protected health information;
- Lack of patient access to their protected health information;
- Lack of administrative safeguards of electronic protected health information; and
- Use or disclosure of more than the minimum necessary protected health information.**
Privacy violation complaints, such as these, are on the rise. State privacy laws are only tightening. Attorney Generals are actively pursuing offenders.
In a tech world full of growing data breaches, protecting patient information is a first-level priority for all healthcare institutions. But who’s the #1 entity most commonly incompliant and required to take corrective action? The private practice.**
Carolina IT Group specializes in managing compliance with HIPPA privacy rules for hospitals and private practices. That’s all 60 Standards, 63 Implementation Specs and 80 Audit Protocols. As your trusted technology partner and trained HIPPA consultant, we will audit your network, identify compliance gaps and create a remediation plan to ensure you are compliant and covered.
* Symantec Corporation, Internet Security Threat Report 2014.
** U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/highlights/, January 31, 2015.
The Solution: IT Managed Services for Healthcare
Carolina IT Group is your single-source technology provider. Our comprehensive managed care services make it easy to get everything you need for reliable office technology and a secure network in one place. To name a few, this includes:
- HIPPA Audits
- HITECH Security Solutions
- Fast Response Time
- 24/7 Fully-Staffed Help Desk
- On-Site Engineers
- Secure Email
- Voice & Data
- Disaster Recovery
- Secure Cloud Services
- Print Management
- Smart Website w/Patient Portal Integration
With Carolina IT Group, you get a fast, responsive team of industry professionals. Not only will we ensure that your technology just plain works, but we’ll also help ensure you remain compliant with current HIPPA and HITECH regulations.
Sign up for our FREE, no-obligation HIPAA Security Consultation today. Find out exactly how healthy and secure your network really is.