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IT Services for Healthcare

Amidst rising industry regulations, how can you manage costs while preserving top-tier patient care standards?

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At Kosh Solutions, we know the intricacies of healthcare IT. It's essential to seamlessly integrate software for speed and reliability, provide uninterrupted network access for doctors and administrators, and comply with HIPAA regulations and other government mandates regarding Electronic Medical Records (EMR). 

A robust, well-maintained computer network ensures the proper functioning of your EMR, EHR, HIS, and PMS software. This, in turn, enhances efficiency, reduces costs, shortens the billing cycle, and allows your staff to focus more on patient care.

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Investing in Healthcare IT Services is no longer an option.

Safeguard your digital assets and comply with legal privacy requirements.

Our comprehensive IT solutions provide peace of mind, offering robust protection for sensitive patient data and helps your company adhere to privacy mandates. Rest easy, knowing your patients' information is monitored and backed up.

Boost your healthcare team's efficiency, allowing them to dedicate more time and attention to patient care.

Our technical solutions empower your staff to streamline their tasks, enhance productivity, and create a patient-centered environment. With improved operational efficiency, your team can prioritize what matters most – delivering the highest quality care to your patients.

Ensure the rock-solid reliability of your computer network with our IT solutions.

We specialize in creating and maintaining dependable IT infrastructure that healthcare organizations can trust. With our expertise, you can be confident that your network will consistently perform at its best, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – providing top-notch care to your patients.

Thoroughly validate the presence of comprehensive policies that encompass all facets of HIPAA compliance requirements.

Kosh Solution's expertise ensures that your healthcare organization has the necessary policies in place to meet every aspect of HIPAA regulations. With our support, you can be confident that your organization's adherence to these vital standards is comprehensive and unyielding, safeguarding patient data and ensuring regulatory compliance at every level.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends healthcare organizations work with Managed Service Providers to meet their security needs.

HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity go hand-in-hand. Help your healthcare organization go above and beyond the basic annual HIPAA compliance requirements with ongoing cybersecurity awareness training.

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HIPAA Compliance

Kosh recommends our free cybersecurity assessment as a first step toward HIPAA compliance. We offer this assessment for free because we believe in strengthening our local business community. You can access the assessment by clicking below and entering some basic info. You can either self-assess or you can get in touch with us and we can walk through the assessment with you.

What is HIPAA compliance from a technology point of view?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a US federal law that mandates the protection of sensitive patient health information (PHI) from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. HIPAA compliance is essential for healthcare providers, insurance companies, and other entities that handle PHI. From a technology point of view, HIPAA compliance requires the implementation of specific technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI ¹. 

The HIPAA Security Rule lists a series of specifications for technology to comply with HIPAA. These include:

  • All PHI must be encrypted at rest and in transit.

  • Each medical professional authorized to access and communicate PHI must have a “Unique User Identifier” so that their use of PHI can be monitored.

  • The use of any technology to comply with HIPAA must have an automatic log off to prevent unauthorized access to PHI when a mobile device is left unattended (this also applies to desktop computers) ¹.

It is important to note that many forms of frequently-used communication are not HIPAA compliant. Unsecure channels of communication generally include SMS, Skype, and email because copies of messages are left on service providers' servers over which a healthcare organization has no control ¹. 

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of HIPAA compliance requirements, but it provides a good starting point for understanding the technical safeguards required to comply with HIPAA.

Source:
(1) The Use of Technology and HIPAA Compliance - HIPAA Journal. https://www.hipaajournal.com/the-use-of-technology-and-hipaa-compliance/.
(2) The Use Of Technology And HIPAA Compliance - Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinessdevelopmentcouncil/2021/03/12/the-use-of-technology-and-hipaa-compliance/.
(3) HIPAA Compliance & Technology: What It Is – And How to Get It. https://loyalhealth.com/hipaa-compliance-technology/.

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