Netwrix outlines key best practices to avoid costly compliance risks
Irvine, CA, June 05, 2014
When it comes to violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules, the stakes can be high. Recently, the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University agreed to settle, in the amount of $4.8 million, charges that they potentially failed to secure thousands of patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) held on their network.
To prevent costly breaches such as this one from happening, Netwrix Corporation, the provider of change and configuration auditing software, suggests the following best practices every health care organization or insurance provider should implement and maintain to ensure HIPAA compliance.
"One of the main purposes of compliance regulations is the prevention of breaches and violations; and as a new breach occurs, authorities gather to investigate the root causes and possible prevention mechanisms," said Michael Fimin, CEO of Netwrix. "With each new, highly visible violation, we can expect compliance requirements to become stricter and compliance audits to be more thorough. By employing simple steps to assure automated change and compliance auditing, organizations can safeguard themselves from the threat of devastating violations and penalties."
Netwrix Corporation provides change and configuration auditing solutions that deliver complete visibility into who did what, when, and where across the entire IT infrastructure. This streamlines compliance, strengthens security, and simplifies root cause analysis. Founded in 2006, Netwrix is ranked in the Top 100 US software companies in the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Netwrix software is used by 160,000 users worldwide.
E.S. Jones Public Relations
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