DATA PROTECTION SERVICES
You have just brought online a new EMR solution and deployed it across your provider
network. You have trained your physicians and their offices on its use. And now,
not only are all records stored in your enterprise database platform, but your physicians
can effectively communicate electronically with specialists, labs and even patients.
But is all that Protected Health Information (PHI) secure? It probably meets
HIPAA standards, but will it stand up to the tougher Breach Notification Acts that
are being passed every day in state capitols? Are you truly safeguarding your patients'
privacy or has this system just made you more vulnerable to malicious activity?
Security is no longer a nice-to-have in the healthcare industry. If you were
to be breached and PHI was stolen, do you know what the cost to your organization
would be? As a rule of thumb, for every 1,000 consumers that you maintain records
for, a breach of their PHI could cost you between $500,000 and $1.5 million in notification
costs, credit monitoring for breached consumers, fines and penalties, lost consumer
confidence and remediation.
How can you protect your healthcare organization?
The risks are just too great. You can no longer afford to overlook security as
one of those things that you will 'someday' get around to. But what do you do? How
can you protect your healthcare organization without wreaking havoc to your annual
Healthcare Security Risk Assessment
The first step in securing your data, systems and communications is to first
analyze where your vulnerabilities are. A Security Risk Assessment from Pervasive
Solutions analyzes all aspects of your security posture and identifies the your
areas of exposure. We evaluate your infrastructure, existing security technologies,
policies and procedures, employee training programs and the staff's adherence to
that training. Then we simulate malicious activity in the forms of hackers and social
engineers to evaluate how your defenses will hold up against these two very different
forms of attack.
The findings and recommendations that come out of the Healthcare Security Risk
Assessment are delivered to you in a professional, easy to read report. We also
conduct one or more group discussions where we meet with your leadership team to
review the results and discuss how best to implement our recommendations.
Learn more about our
Risk Assessment programs.
Healthcare Security Desk
For some of our clients, their IT organizations simply lack the time and/or expertise
to effectively implement and manage an adequate security program. These clients
have asked us to become their security partner and outsource their information security
office. From firewall and perimeter monitoring to establishing security best practices
and training their staff, our team becomes an extension of their organization.
Would outsourcing your security office enhance your security? That depends -
security outsourcing isn't the right fit for every organization, Try answering these
- Do you have dedicated resources who live and breath security?
- Is your staff up to date on the latest changes to HIPAA or the most recent
Breach Notification Acts that apply to you?
- Is your IT organization well-versed in the strategies used by criminals
to penetrate your defenses?
- Are your security policies and procedures documented and easily available
to your staff?
- Have you implemented a periodic security training and awareness program?
If you answered, "No" to at least two of these questions, you are likely a strong
candidate for our Healthcare Security Desk. Learn more about our
Outsourced Security service.
Why Pervasive Solutions
Our medical and healthcare experience is extraordinary. Our
management team includes an ex-CIO of a 7,500 employee healthcare organization and an ex-VP
of Information Technology from one of the largest hospitals in the state of New
In addition, our client list includes over 40 healthcare organizations from every
time zone in the United States. We work with hospitals, private practices, specialists,
labs and even some HMO's. Take a look below at what our clients say about us:
"Pervasive has been outstanding in their performance,
attitude, and willingness to respond to what I need and when I need
them. They have gone beyond my expectations which have been formed
by working with other firms."
- Mitch Rozonkiewiecz, CIO, Community General Hospital, Syracuse, NY
"Our experience with them has been excellent.
They have provided high-quality people at a reasonable price. I would
absolutely recommend them from the perspective they have good skills
and will be honest about what they can and can’t do."
- Rick Haverty, Director, University of Rochester Medical Center
"We chose Pervasive Solutions to provide HIPAA
compliant encryption services for all our confidential e-mail communications
because of their affordable, easy to use solution."
- John Schrenker, Chief Information Officer, Lakeside Hospital, Brockport,
"Obtaining spamARMOR from Pervasive Solutions
has been great! Not only has it stopped the spam messages, it
has afforded time previously spent on trying to maintain internal spam
filters to be focused elsewhere for our organization's growth."
- Margi Roach, Information Systems Coordinator, South Dayton Acute Care
Consultants, Inc., Dayton, Ohio
We understand healthcare.
Contact us today to
discuss your security concerns.
These guys are on top of things. The productivity of my staff has improved significantly since they have been our IT department. It wasn't that we didn't know what to do, we just couldn't get to it all.
DT and CS