IT Security Services for Healthcare and Medical

Healthcare organizations - providers, payers, clearinghouses and others - must safeguard protected health information (PHI) to avoid liability and to comply with laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Because of the sensitive data healthcare organizations maintain, they are prime targets for cybercriminals and malicious attackers, making healthcare one of the most often breached industries.

Healthcare facilities often include a significant number of wireless devices, which expose the organization to an entirely new set of threats. A cyberattack on a healthcare facility not only risks information exposure, but may also potentially endanger patient health.

Securing Electronic Medical Records

Electronic health records and health information exchanges must support patient care while safeguarding PHI from inappropriate disclosure. With the incentives and penalties provided in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) there is a strong push for the adoption of electronic medical records. Without appropriate measures to safeguard healthcare data, this move may endanger patient information.

Complying with HIPAA and HITECH

HIPAA and HITECH contain requirements for securing patient data. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in severe penalties. Making HIPAA and HITECH compliance more efficient and easing audits is a priority.

NTT Security Services for Healthcare Organizations

NTT Security offers a variety of services for healthcare organizations. NTT Security services help healthcare entities optimize security and comply with regulations like HIPAA, HITECH and HITRUST CSF.

NTT Security IT security services provide:

IT Infrastructure Monitoring: NTT Security Log Monitoring provides 24/7 IT infrastructure monitoring and threat detection.

Patient Data Protection: The patented, cloud-based ActiveGuard® Security and Compliance Platform is able to monitor databases, mainframes and endpoints where critical information resides.

Compliance Services: NTT Security services satisfy compliance requirements for the HIPAA and HITECH Act regulations, HITRUST CSF compliance and certification and the satisfaction of the NIST SP800-53 security framework. NTT Security is a HITRUST Certified Assessor and has HITRUST CSF Certified Practitioners on staff.

Broad Support: ActiveGuard is able to accurately collect and correlate vast amounts of data from virtually any application or device capable of producing a log file, including security appliances, network devices, mainframes and endpoints.

NTT Security has:

  • Tailored reporting to meet management and regulatory needs
  • Experience and solutions in a broad base of relevant security frameworks and standards, including HITRUST CSF, HITECH, HIPAA and NIST

Healthcare Study

Healthcare Report

The NTT Security sponsored survey and response "Healthcare Breach Response Study" reviews the key points of the study but also analyses the responses and gives recommendations for future security endeavors.

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