Today, modern threats of attacks, data theft, and data breaches are rapidly occurring among different industries. In response, the government enforced a much stricter set of compliance laws, and those laws need to be observed mainly by organizations that deal with sensitive, private information. In the Minnesota health sector, there are IT compliance laws such as HIPAA and HITECH.
Steep penalties arise for non-compliance with the applicable provisions. The penalty cap for HIPAA IT security violations in Minnesota increased from $25,000 to $1,500,000 per year, per violation. Small businesses and new medical healthcare providers may have a hard time clearing these penalties, especially when a discovered breach or violation is initiated by a complaint.
Minnesota HIPAA IT compliance security rules protect end users and their medical information from any data theft, and subsequent malicious usage of the aforementioned information. The best way to start on the road to HIPAA IT compliance is to perform an audit, identify your organization’s risks involved, and lay out a good strategic compliance plan.
Mytech Partners helps healthcare organizations and medical practices in Minnesota achieve HIPAA IT compliance and maintain it in the future as changes in laws and technology take place. Our expert HIPAA compliance consultants and partners bring a wealth of knowledge with them to help you get compliant and stay compliant. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with our HIPAA compliance consulting services.
Minnesota healthcare professionals need to make sure that they are complying with existing IT security laws and regulations, particularly, HIPAA and HITECH.
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which is a legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding patient’s health records.
The HITECH Act, on the other hand, was created to drive the adoption and “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHR) technology by U.S.-based healthcare providers and their business associates.
Mytech Partners provides HIPAA IT security compliance services to healthcare providers, medical practitioners, and business associates in Minnesota. Our consultants can help your company take full advantage of your established security controls to help you strengthen your internal security, plus we’ll add internal controls for better auditing. If there are technology gaps or plans to switch to a better data/recording system on medical records, we can help you with implementation. We’ll help your organization make important changes to become compliant with rules and regulations.
We’re dedicated to making technology work for you and your unique organization needs. With our comprehensive portfolio of HIPAA security assessments and health-industry expertise, we will design a custom solution for your organization.
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