Healthcare & Life Sciences

Cybersecurity for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Information technology has become a core component in delivering quality healthcare while helping to minimize costs. This use of technology by hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and physicians, pharmaceutical manufactures and medical device makers brings its own set of challenges. Information security and privacy in healthcare have taken front stage in recent years. The threat of stolen protected health information (PHI) or medical devices that have vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by hackers, have put organizations on high alert.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) have also added to the burden of compliance with information security and privacy best practices. Pratum’s team of experienced consultants provides healthcare and life sciences CIOs with the help they need to ensure compliance with state and federal security and privacy regulations.

Pratum offers many services to help ensure information security and privacy for healthcare and life sciences.

  • HIPAA Risk Assessments and IT Audits
  • Network and EHR Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning
  • Information Security Policy Development and Review
  • Meaningful Use Security Assessment and Review
  • Medical Device Penetration Testing
  • Social Engineering Testing (phishing emails and unauthorized facility access attempts)
  • Breach Investigation and Incident Response

The team at Pratum has been involved with helping organizations with meeting the 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.