Healthcare IT Services & Managed Solutions

Healthcare IT Services & Managed Solutions

Healthcare Data, Protected & Compliant

The world is producing data on a scale never seen before. Mountains of information are being produced on a daily basis. As a senior IT leader, you’re accountable for managing and protecting data for users on multiple devices to enable better decision making and improved outcomes for healthcare patients.

Data is the backbone of healthcare. Without it, we act blindly. With it, a treasure trove of insights, monitoring and records are revealed from healthcare IT services, providing the information health professionals need to optimize patient care and achieve better results at an institutional level.

A patient-centric healthcare organization should care about data and privacy. Leaders such as you — a CIO, IT director or IT manager — are responsible for creating strategic plans, budgets, allocating resources and ensuring that all stakeholders including patients and medical professionals get a good user experience. It can be challenging to architect systems that protect the organization’s data and ensure continuity of operations while complying with a plethora of regulations including HIPAA. Delivering all of this on time, on budget and within scope is even more difficult.

This leads to a number of questions for healthcare IT leaders:

  • How can we stay aligned with current best practices in healthcare IT while remaining compliant and delivering a solid return on investment?
  • How might we update legacy systems to ensure that they are safe, secure and compliant with industry standards?
  • How do we reconcile data security and protection with access requirements for today’s modern applications and multi-device users?
  • How might we turn the IT function from a cost center into an organizational asset that provides a compelling return?

Ensuring the continuous and compliant operation of healthcare IT systems is complicated. Here are some of the issues senior IT directors are facing in today’s fast-paced, multi-device world where everyone expects data at their fingertips at all times.

Challenges in Healthcare IT Systems

Challenges in Health Care IT Systems

Data Volume
Data Volume

In 2020, the world created 2.5 quintillion data bytes daily. From patient records to clinical trials and health surveys to disease registries, data underpins so many areas of health care policy and practice.

The health care industry is no exception — it generates an overwhelming amount of data every day. This leads to challenges in managing, protecting and enabling access to the right types of user data. Privacy is a vital component of health tech, and senior IT leaders are responsible for having teams architect, plan and implement it.

Data Volume
Privacy

Data privacy ensures that the right people have access to the right data at the right time. In health care, the data are extremely sensitive; it’s why measures such as doctor-patient confidentiality and other privacy systems are in place.

Standards, HIPAA as an example, dictate specific administrative, physical, technical and organizational safeguards to establish appropriate access on a need-to-know basis. Ensuring privacy while remaining compliant is a huge challenge.

Compliance
Compliance

The numerous steps in the compliance process can become overwhelming to teams and professionals who have not been through it before. Even experienced teams in health care IT may not be completely up to date in such a fast-changing regulatory environment.

This makes compliance a huge challenge for any organization — particularly those who wish to upgrade legacy IT infrastructure to more modern, cloud-based systems.

Data Breaches
Data Breaches

A data breach, or unauthorized access to data, can be extremely costly to health care organizations. In 2021, the health records of nearly 40.1 million individuals were affected by breaches reported to the federal government. These incidents impact the bottom line and can erode trust.

According to Security Intelligence, the average total cost of a data breach has increased by nearly 10 percent to $4.24 million, the highest ever recorded. And, figures for the health care industry are even worse.

Becker Health IT reports that, in 2021, data breaches in health care were the most expensive by industry at $9.23 million on average — an increase of $2 million from the previous year.

We’re looking at a world where reams of data are being produced, and all of it needs secure protection with compliant health care IT services to be managed properly.

Security
Security

Access control is a huge part of security. Systems must be aware of who can access what, where and when. Managing complex systems in the face of complicated HIPAA compliance requirements becomes a huge challenge for IT leaders in health care.

Specifically, there are technical safeguards defined in HIPAA that address access controls, data in motion and data at rest requirements. All of these aspects must be managed by an expert, because a failure at any time can pose a risk.

Now, more than ever, health care IT strategic plans must account for security.

Risk
Risk

When health care data are not managed properly and are not HIPAA-compliant in a way that leads to a breach, health care companies may face costly fines and lawsuits.

The biggest health care data breaches were reported in 2021 with more than 22.64 million patients affected overall. The potential class action lawsuits from such breaches are overwhelming. That’s why proper management of complex health care IT systems using current best practices is crucial.

Millions of records and millions of dollars — this is only the tip of the iceberg. You know how costly errors are and how much is at stake in the health care industry.

Managing IT risk in health care requires you to address the challenges of modernizing legacy systems while adhering to current compliance requirements — not to mention the computing expectations of users.

Navigating these treacherous waters requires an expert — a leader in the field to streamline the compliance process for IT directors.

AISN: Your Partner for Healthcare Compliance

Why Work With Us?

Trusted Provider and Manager of IT Services for Healthcare

As one of the 2021 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America, we are the trusted partner of Forbes- and Fortune-ranked global corporations and other private businesses.

AISN has been providing HIPAA-compliant cloud based systems, application development, information security and risk management for more than a decade. We specialize in helping medium- to enterprise-size healthcare organizations such as yours to execute complex system improvements without compromising patient care objectives.

We help our healthcare clients ensure that patient data is portable and accessible, while being protected and compliant with industry regulations.

Cybersecurity and regulatory compliance are no longer optional or nice to have. In a multi-device world with plenty of nefarious actors where both consumer and commercial clients have higher expectations, it’s more important than ever to make investments in these areas and show a strong return. As a leader in healthcare IT, that’s exactly what we do.

Leader in the Space

AISN is an authority in IT modernization — all the way from strategy and implementation to support. We operationalize your IT strategy, so you can face today’s challenges head-on.

Modernizing complex healthcare IT infrastructure and managing digital risk to help clients thrive in an unpredictable world is our core business. AISN has extensive experience moving our clients out of legacy systems — especially antiquated government legacy systems.

Our deep knowledge of data protection, compliance, governance and internal auditing procedures and controls enables us to drive exceptional value through our healthcare IT services. In addition, our unmatched customer experience is rooted in decades of expertise engaging with clients to deliver solutions built on the world’s leading platforms.

For healthcare-focused cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud management, security and risk management and award-winning app development, AISN is your trusted solutions provider and partner.

AISN: Your Partner for Health Care Compliance

Why Work With Us?

Trusted Provider and Manager of IT Services for Health Care

Trusted Provider and Manager of IT Services for Health Care

As one of the 2021 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America, we are the trusted partner of Forbes- and Fortune-ranked global corporations and other private businesses.

AISN has been providing HIPAA-compliant cloud based systems, application development, information security and risk management for more than a decade. We specialize in helping medium- to enterprise-size health care organizations such as yours to execute complex system improvements without compromising patient care objectives.

We help our health care clients ensure that patient data is portable and accessible, while being protected and compliant with industry regulations.

Cybersecurity and regulatory compliance are no longer optional or nice to have. In a multi-device world with plenty of nefarious actors where both consumer and commercial clients have higher expectations, it’s more important than ever to make investments in these areas and show a strong return. As a leader in health care IT, that’s exactly what we do.

Trusted Provider and Manager of IT Services for Health Care

Leader in the Space

AISN is an authority in ​​IT modernization — all the way from strategy and implementation to support. We operationalize your IT strategy, so you can face today’s challenges head-on.

Modernizing complex health care IT infrastructure and managing digital risk to help clients thrive in an unpredictable world is our core business. AISN has extensive experience moving our clients out of legacy systems — especially antiquated government legacy systems.

Our deep knowledge of data protection, compliance, governance and internal auditing procedures and controls enables us to drive exceptional value through our health care IT services. In addition, our unmatched customer experience is rooted in decades of expertise engaging with clients to deliver solutions built on the world’s leading platforms.

For health care-focused cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud management, security and risk management and award-winning app development, AISN is your trusted solutions provider and partner.

Partner with AISN to Achieve Your Healthcare IT Systems Objectives

Your systems — whether on premises, in the cloud or hybrid — are as unique as a fingerprint. Our job is to produce custom solutions that provide a compelling return on investment, all the while ensuring your organization is safer and more secure in the process.

With that in mind, let’s start with a key regulatory consideration in healthcare ー compliance.

Compliance

Regulatory compliance is important to us and should be to you as well. As experts in healthcare IT systems, we live and breathe compliance on a daily basis.

Compliance is often seen as a cost center, but in reality, going through the process helps your teams align with current best practices. It can be viewed positively as part of an overall effort to modernize your IT systems and infrastructure.

What makes AISN an authority on compliance? For one, we have to walk through the fire just like our clients to remain compliant ourselves.

We are audited annually by an independent firm. They then produce attestation reports confirming AISN’s compliance with various regulations including:
  • SOC 1/Type 2
  • SOC 2/Type 2
  • HIPAA/HITECH

In order for our clients to obtain HIPAA/HITECH certification, a number of administrative, physical, technical and organizational safeguards are examined. In addition, other factors such as policies, procedures and documentation requirements are a mandatory part of the process.

Our certification is evidence to our compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. Further, our incident response and breach reporting procedures are evaluated against the HITECH requirements.

Working with a certified and experienced partner with a deep resource bench is critical for any healthcare organization, and AISN can assist you with a variety of compliance-related initiatives — especially those relating to the cloud.

Cloud Hosting Services for Healthcare Companies

Is your healthcare IT team ready for the cloud or coping with the challenges of hybrid systems? From healthcare data storage to electronic medical record security, AISN has you covered.

Transitioning to the cloud can be a daunting prospect, especially for a healthcare IT organization. With the help of the right cloud provider, you can enjoy all the benefits that cloud computing offers, and there are plenty:

Cost savings
Cost savings
Availability
Availability
Disaster recovery
Disaster recovery
Scalability
Scalability
Security
Security

If you’re thinking of transitioning legacy systems to a more modern cloud environment or want to maintain a hybrid cloud environment, get in touch with an expert on our team today to discuss your requirements.

Managed Security Services

Protecting critical healthcare data and applications is the foundation of information security. Whether you’re looking to automate certain processes, enable remote working or cut costs — ensuring appropriate roles, permissions and access is critical to well-functioning healthcare IT systems.

The only problem is that criminals are innovating right alongside the IT industry. That’s why you need to be vigilant about using current best practices for risk management.

As leaders in this area, we recommend developing your information security program in four basic stages:

Prediction
Prediction
Prevention
Prevention
Detection
Detection
Response
Response

After an organizational risk assessment, AISN can help you and your teams develop such an information security program alongside a risk management plan. This will turn an investment in cybersecurity into an asset that pays dividends for years down the road. Moving forward, we can also put in place managed security services that you will need to operate safely and successfully on a day-to-day basis while providing peace-of-mind to users.

Application Development

Whether you need a complex enterprise mobile app or a compliant payment portal, the team at AISN can bring your vision from concept to completion.

With extensive experience providing best-in-class native and web application development, we can build, deploy and host your application or website in our own high security/high compliance cloud environment.

Some of our clients are looking to modernize applications — especially antiquated government legacy systems. Our team will transform your out-of-date app with fully customized and user-friendly technology. After all, cutting edge is at the core of what we do.

Managed IT Services for Healthcare

Are you ready to reduce repetitive manual work and keep your engineering team agile and available to work on high strategic value projects? To do so, there need to be processes and tools in place to ensure your systems are working like a well-oiled machine.

AISN provides a vast array of compliant managed services for the healthcare IT industry. We offer a complete suite of managed and monitored solutions that serve to enhance your existing security investments and workflows.

Given that security and compliance are of the utmost importance, our experts are US citizens who are employed directly by AISN. Rather than working with a faceless outsourcer, you’ll get to know us by name, enabling us to integrate seamlessly into your existing workflows and team structures.

Safeguard User Healthcare Data Now with AISN’s Healthcare IT Services

The stakes for information security in healthcare are higher than ever. With threat actors innovating as fast as security companies, the time for updating to modernized systems, or ensuring current systems are compliant, is now.

Our team of experts at AISN can help you create healthcare IT systems and infrastructure that are safe, secure, fast and meet user needs while delivering an attractive return on investment.

Get in touch and speak with a leader on our team to discuss your organization’s unique requirements.