NEC Successfully Completes HIPAA Security Audit
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, a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications and biometric solutions, announced today that its Managed Services system has successfully completed an independent audit that complies with all HIPAA guidelines for security assessment.
Like many businesses today, the healthcare industry has embraced electronic communications and managed services as key elements that enable improved operational efficiencies while enabling them to focus on their core business – delivering the highest level of patient care.
As a provider of managed services to customers in the healthcare industry that store or process electronic protected health information (ePHI), NEC’s Availability and Performance Management (APM) platform may impact the security of its customers. As such, NEC is responsible for implementing a number of relevant HIPAA safeguards.
“The HIPAA security designation affirms NEC’s commitment to meet the highest industry standards for delivering and operating our managed services,” said Vinod Muthuswamy, vice president of managed services, NEC. “We work with our clients ensuring that a critical part of their business is safeguarded. Data protection, fault tolerance and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) are more critical than ever in this vertical. Healthcare providers can’t afford to lose a patient record, and any system downtime is costly. If systems are down, patients can’t receive care. NEC offers managed service solutions that address the needs of the healthcare profession and are affordable, easy to understand and maintain.”
Completion of the HIPAA certification was conducted by the independent regulatory compliance firm A-lign CPAs, of Tampa, FL. NEC complied with the relevant safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule for the respective areas mentioned below:
The audit is recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as an acceptable method for a user organization to obtain assurance about a service organization’s internal controls without conducting separate assessments.
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