Healthcare Security

Information Security and Privacy for the Healthcare Industry

Protecting Patients and Privacy

Compliance Assistance and Information Security Services

Information technology is a core component in delivering quality healthcare. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and telemedicine help enhance patient care, improve public health, streamline billing, and lower healthcare costs. Incidentally, as with all advancements in technology, information security risk is quick to follow. Attackers are keen on leveraging vulnerabilities in new technologies to exploit protected health information (PHI).

The benefits of these technologies can certainly outweigh the potential risks, but hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and physicians, pharmaceutical manufactures, and medical device makers must be prepared to assess and mitigate security risks to protect PHI.

Want to learn how vulnerable your patient data is to cyber-attack?

Healthcare Security Vulnerabilities

Understaffed IT & Security Teams

Understaffed Security Team

Is your organization staffed to handle all of its security needs? Do you have the necessary resources to secure PHI and sensitive data?

Sporadic Employee Training

Sporadic Employee Training

How often do you provide security training to employees? Is the training persistent and relevant?

Outdated Policies & Procedures

Outdated Policies & Procedures

How often are security policies and procedures reviewed and updated? Is your organization prepared for an audit?

Improper Change Management

Improper Change Management

Are you properly controlling user (employee) access to data? How about former employees? Do any of them still have access?

Misunderstood Cyber Insurance Policy

Misunderstood Cyber Insurance Policy

Do you know what is covered in your cybersecurity insurance policy? Do you have enough coverage? Are you over insured?

Uncontrolled IoT Devices

Medical IoT Devices

Do you have control of all devices on your network? Do you know which devices are connected, and how they are being secured?

Healthcare Compliance and Security Services

Overwhelmed with Healthcare Compliance

Are you prepared for a CMS Audit? Are you concerned with HHS's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and its enforcement of HIPAA Privacy Rule? Here is a report of the most recent Resolution Agreements and Civil Money Penalties

Healthcare Patients In Multiple States

Patients in
Multiple States

State Attorney Generals have the authority to obtain damages on behalf of state residents or to enjoin further violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Do you know the data breach reporting laws for the states in which your patients reside?

Handling Your Healthcare Security Challenges

Pratum provides healthcare and life sciences organizations with the resources they need to ensure compliance with state and federal security and privacy regulations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is enforced by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) gives State Attorney Generals authority to bring civil actions on behalf of state residents for violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Achieving HIPAA and HITECH Compliance is important, but these requirements should be considered mere baselines for securing protected health information (PHI). Covered entities, and their business associates, need to push beyond compliance to strengthen the security posture of the entire organization and its employees.

Information Security Services for Healthcare Organizations

Our consultants have been helping organizations secure PHI and meet HIPAA security and privacy rule provisions since its inception. We have experience with both large and small providers, and have worked with CMS officials on numerous projects to help organizations provide quality healthcare while keeping protected health information safe and secure.

Certifications Held by Pratum’s Consultants and Analysts.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analysts (GCFA)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analysts (GCIA)

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