Redspin Expands HIPAA Security Assessment Service

Redspin, a provider of information security assessment services announced an additional HIPAA security assessment service offering for the healthcare industry segment.  The service addresses requirements of the HIPAA security rule and HITECH act through a risk-based approach that identifies gaps in IT environment and HIPAA security rule requirements.

“Hospitals and IDNs [Integrated Delivery Networks] are faced with a challenging task as they must maintain an effective security program to protect patient data, seek efficient mechanisms to meet the security and privacy requirements of the final meaningful use rule, and remain consistently compliant with HIPAA regulations,” said John Abraham, Redspin CEO.  “The HIPAA security assessment service offers healthcare providers significant advantages in two critical areas: reducing liability and providing the security foundation to enable business efficiency.”

He notes that as of July 22, the official federal list of major healthcare information security breaches included 119 incidents affecting almost five million Americans.  Redspin’s HIPAA security assessment service helps healthcare providers answer fundamental questions regarding their information security, privacy, and compliance programs.

[Posted by Peter DeHaan for AnswerStat magazine, a medical healthcare publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]