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Information Security For Doctor's Office

Information Security For Doctor's Office

In today’s day and age, every business of every size is required to protect itself from information security attacks. Hackers these days have formed unofficial groups and the nature of attacks have also become more sophisticated. 

IT has also been witnessed that there is a sudden sprite in attacks on smaller businesses as it well acknowledged that the small businesses are often more lenient towards their information security arrangements. Ironically, although the stolen data can surely fetch the hackers thousands of dollars some of them are doing it just for fun or to tarnish the image of the particular organization.

Although it is mandatory for all doctors to be HIPAA compliant, some medical offices think that compliance is only applicable for the large hospitals or pharmacies and they can get along without facing any consequences. The consequences for failing to be HIPAA compliant can be huge.

Core Technologies Services, Inc. can provide IT security mechanisms for doctor’s office to reduce risks and vulnerabilities to a large extent.  One of the most cost-effective and fastest ways to achieve the desired security solution is deploying our Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall which logically separates healthcare services provider’s servers from the larger network thereby, controlling network traffic as well.  The UTM firewall can also be configured to allow access based authorization so that people authorized to access the patient information can only access it and others are completely restricted. 

Moreover, the UTM firewall based IT security solution has the ability to automatically log off a user from the machine so that the data remains secure when the machine is left unattended for a pre-defined period of time. The UTM firewall IT security solution provided by CoreIT protects the business from malicious software, password management, and information access management, isolating health care clearinghouse functions and encrypting and decrypting relevant data. Employees while on vacation can access the network with a secure, encrypted connection via SSL VPN.

The encryption and decryption of data definitely help a lot in securing the data, especially while transacting with third party software’s like the ones being used by pharmacies or insurance companies. The solution is also capable of providing an all-in-one solution for managing medical office's security within a limited budget while making your business HIPAA compliant and securing your complete IT network so that your vacation plan remains intact.

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