The government is starting to implement the HIPAA-HITECH Encryption Requirements 2012. If you choose not to encrypt data, the HIPAA Security Rule states you must implement an equivalent solution to meet the regulatory requirement. The law leaves encryption open to interpretation since covered entities vary when it comes to network and network usage, depending on the type and size of business.
Typically, if a doctor or nurse loses a laptop with patient data on it, they are required to report it. But, now Marcus Networking, Inc. has a solution that meets FBI and government regulations. It’s an encryption software program, that is installed on all devices (computers, handheld devices, etc.) with patient information and if it’s ever lost or stolen, the information can’t be recovered. When the device boots up, it won’t open and hackers can’t get in. The program is highly sophisticated and hackers haven’t been able to crack the password to get in. The software program can take as little as 20 minutes to install and runs approximately $100 to $2,000, depending on the scope of work.
To learn more, contact Marcus Networking at 602-427-5027.