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DENVER - June 9, 2010 - Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise clients, announced today the availability of its HIPAA/HITECH Alignment Services. This new offering is intended for hospitals, behavioral health sciences organizations, doctors' offices and business associates that need to address the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
"In addition to stricter requirements for protecting patient information, increased fines for non-compliance and new breach notification protocols, HITECH extends the reach of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements to business associates of covered entities, subjecting them to the same civil and criminal penalties," said Doug Landoll, director of Accuvant's Risk and Compliance Management practice. "Accuvant's new HIPAA/HITECH Alignment Services can help clients sort out how to address the new provisions so they can avoid fines, prevent lost stimulus funding and ensure their systems are in compliance ongoing."
Accuvant's HIPAA/HITECH Alignment Services can assist clients through the cycle of reviewing requirements and building appropriate policies and practices that adhere to HITECH standards. Additionally, because of Accuvant's unique and proprietary methodologies, organizations may be able to incorporate compliance reviews of other standards such as PCI and in some cases, demonstrate meaningful use for ARRA incentives.
"Our HIPAA/HITECH Alignment Services consolidate the requirements for HITECH, HIPAA and PCI, significantly reducing the complexity of health care compliance," said Evan Tegethoff, solutions architect for Accuvant's Risk and Compliance Management practice. "When our clients clearly understand their compliance requirements, they are in the best position to make security decisions and technology purchases that best fit the needs of their organization immediately as well as over the long term, which supports the greatest return on investment."
Accuvant's Risk and Compliance Management team helps companies across industry verticals and sizes resolve their most challenging compliance issues, understand their ongoing risk and implement solutions that incorporate people, policy and technology for optimal business outcomes.
Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in enterprise security decisions.
Accuvant delivers these solutions through three practice areas: Risk and Compliance Management, Accuvant LABS and Technology Solutions. Based on our clients' unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets.
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