Beacon Partners Expands HIPAA and HITECH Security Offering into Enterprise Information Assurance

Will assist healthcare organizations with building the framework and managing the security of patient information and operational data across the entire enterprise

<0> For Beacon PartnersTracy Hartman, 978-462-0002 x103 </0>

Healthcare management consulting firm today announced the expansion of their existing HIPAA and HITECH privacy and security services into the . The expanded Enterprise Information Assurance practice will provide healthcare organizations with strategic advisory services to optimize and manage the security of patient information and organizational data to mitigate risks and increase regulatory compliance.

“Security incidents are on the rise and are an escalating threat to patients and organizations alike,” said , National Practice Director, Enterprise Information Assurance, for Beacon Partners. “There is a real need for security and information assurance management, and we know that healthcare organizations now, more than ever, need to strategically address these issues before they become a serious problem.”

As the industry continues to evolve, Beacon Partners’ will help healthcare organizations mitigate the risks and costs surrounding data breaches throughout the entire enterprise. The Enterprise Information Assurance practice builds on the extensive experience Beacon Partners has established in HIPAA and HITECH security and privacy services. Key services offered will include:

“Our enhanced security and privacy services are part of the industry’s evolution, requiring enhanced protection of patient information and organizational data being shared across the healthcare continuum,” said President and CEO of Beacon Partners. “As healthcare organizations increase adoption of EMRs, HIEs, and ACOs in addition to mobile devices, it is critical that the protection of patient data is addressed early in the process. As data breaches are on the rise, the implementation of an enterprise strategy and adherence to policy can significantly minimize the risk and cost to healthcare organizations.”

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As one of the largest healthcare management consulting firms, is chosen by organizations in the healthcare community to provide advisory services to improve overall operational, clinical and financial performance with the adoption of information technology. With their strategic approach and depth of experience, Beacon Partners is uniquely qualified to help organizations navigate the challenges in healthcare and optimize their potential to deliver the highest possible level of patient care. For more information, please visit .