Friday, August 15, 2014

Why choose BC Cloud Solutions for HIPAA compliance

1. A shorter path to HIPAA compliance

HIPAA compliance absorbs time, personnel, and other valuable resources from your organization. BC Cloud Solutions provides easy-to-implement, comprehensive security services to provide a timely, accurate, and headache-free solution to HIPAA compliance.

2. Know you are doing it right

Stop wondering if your compliance efforts are going to waste. BC Cloud Solutions guides you down a defined path to HIPAA compliance and provides peace of mind in knowing you have taken the appropriate steps to protect your patients and organization from data compromise.

3. Compliance for today, security for tomorrow

HIPAA compliance efforts are only as good as the lasting security improvements they create. Our solutions not only simplify your compliance efforts today, but also provide the resources and education needed to create lasting data security protection for tomorrow.

4. Automation to secure, assistance to comply

Without proper support, even the best security tools will do little to protect your patient data. BC Cloud Solutions combines innovative data security tools with award-winning customer support to help guide your organization to compliance and maximize the security benefits of your HIPAA efforts.

5. A partner you can trust

Healthcare organizations & experts shouldn't have to be security experts. We are experts at enabling organizations to secure data and comply with various mandates. When you partner with BC Cloud Solutions, you have confidence that a solution to your compliance problems is never more than a phone call away.

To learn more about our HIPAA Compliance Services, Contact Us today. BC Cloud Solutions provides IT Security & Compliance Services.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FBI Notification on the EHR Transition Deadline & the Risk for Increased Cyber Intrusions

The deadline to transition to EHR is January 2015, which will create an influx of new EHR coupled with more medical devices being connected to the Internet, generating a rich new environment for cyber criminals to exploit. It is hight time organization took steps to safeguard their data and comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule. Review the FBI Notification.

Contact BC Cloud Solutions today and take the first step in safeguarding your organizations data. To learn more about our HIPAA Compliance ServicesContact Us today. BC Cloud Solutions provides IT Security & Compliance Services.

California's Data Breach Legislation

It is important for organizations in California to take more steps to safeguard their data. For Covered Entities & their Business Associates, in addition to the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, California legislation requires a higner burden of reporting data breaches.

10 years ago, California was the first state to pass a data breach notification law (California Civil Code Sections 1798.29(a) and 1798.82(a)). 2012 was the first year in which organizations who issue certain types of data breaches were also required to notify the office of the Attorney General.

This California legislation requires a business or state agency to notify any California resident whose unencrypted personal information, as defined, was acquired, or reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person. This California legislation also requires any person or business that is required to issue a security breach notification to more than 500 California residents as a result of a single breach of the security system to also electronically submit a single sample copy of that security breach notification, excluding any personally identifiable information, to the Attorney General.

On Monday, July 01, 2013, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a first-of-its-kind data breach report that includes statistics, recommendations and assessments based on breaches that were reported to the Attorney General’s office during the 2012 calendar year. The most notable/alarming finding is that in 2012, 2.5 million California residents had personal information compromised in connection with a data breach.

In total, 131 data breaches were reported  by 103 different entities, with the average breach incident involving 22,500 individuals. According to the Breach Report, more than half of the breaches involved social security numbers and more than half were the result of intentional acts by an unauthorized individual. California is the first state to compile a comprehensive review of reported breaches and the results paint a clear picture that organizations need to take steps to secure their data.

To learn more about our HIPAA Compliance ServicesContact Us today. BC Cloud Solutions provides IT Security & Compliance Services.