Is Your Company At Risk?

The fallout from unintended release of sensitive information can result in costly fees/fines and time spent resolving data leaks and breaches. The sources of potential cyber threats are plentiful:

  • External phishing and spear-phishing scams
  • Advanced persistent threats (APTs) that infiltrate and remain dormant long-term before striking
  • Potential internal threats from unhappy employees with a hidden agenda

Most states have legal requirements in place regarding notification of data breaches. Your greatest concern is a very real one—a data breach that leads to a malpractice lawsuit against your firm.

Law firms are responsible for protecting their clients’ email and data files.

Those in healthcare must comply with HIPAA regulations – or pay steep fines. Other industries must protect their clients’ private data.

Lerepco’s dedication to the cybersecurity needs of organizations that process and store highly confidential information is an obsession for us. It’s our way of helping the people relying on you to protect their digital history: your clients, patients, and staff.

Because the U.S. healthcare system is heavily influenced by the federal government’s 1996 medical practice HIPAA regulations, Lerepco works closely with its medical clients to protect all patients’ electronic Personal Health Information (ePHI).

Whether your business is a healthcare insurer, clearinghouse or service provider, you have an obligation to ensure the integrity of what the Department of Health and Human Services deems “individually identifiable health information.” This is a task best handled by an IT partner with deep knowledge of potential cybersecurity threats, and the tools with which to deny inappropriate access.

Lerepco understands the repercussions of being selected by HIPAA’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program to determine if your organization is in violation of any regulations. Our recommended protocols for encrypting all emails when transmitting patient information are in line with HIPAA’s Privacy and Security rules.

Medical Practice HIPAA Regulations And ERM Systems

Some practices use the more-narrowly focused electronic medical records system (EMR) containing patients’ clinical data, while others use the wider-scope electronic health records system (EHR) storing data also relevant to patients’ comprehensive health. Regardless of system choice, options for securely accessing and storing patient data continue to evolve from a traditional (physical) server configuration to remote cloud services. For those medical professionals still wary of moving their patients’ ePHI to the cloud, be advised that remote data storage can potentially boost productivity and save money on multi-year leasing of your IT system.

We regularly assist our healthcare clients with:

  • Configuring a multi-location organization’s IT/infrastructure requirements for reliable connectivity
  • Mapping out the ideal balance of desktops versus laptops for staff members
  • Ease of access to an EMR or EHR data system from a tablet

For healthcare-related companies offering residential services, Lerepco can install an onsite security-camera system (analog or digital) and configure back-office storage of all video files.

We truly respect the sensitive nature of office visits, test results and diagnoses, all of which translate into a digital reflection of your patients’ quality of health. Lerepco shares your expectation of IT services, delivering it daily: a level of expertise that ensures cybersecurity with a human touch.