Healthcare Data, Protected & Compliant
The world is producing data on an unprecedented scale. The sheer volume of information that’s being created on a daily basis is unfathomable. As a senior IT leader, it’s your job to manage and protect data for users on multiple devices to enable better decision making and improved outcomes for healthcare patients. That’s no small deal.
Data is the backbone of healthcare. Without data to guide us, we’re left in the dark. Healthcare IT services offer a treasure trove of insights, monitoring and records, providing health professionals with the information they need to optimize patient care and achieve better results at an institutional level.
For a patient-centric healthcare organization, data and privacy are everything. Leaders like yourself — a CIO, IT director or IT manager — are responsible for creating strategic plans and budgets. Allocating resources and ensuring that all stakeholders (patients, medical professionals, etc.) get a good user experience also falls to you.
It can be challenging to architect systems that protect the organization’s data and ensure continuity of operations while still complying with a plethora of regulations, including HIPAA. Delivering all of this on time, on budget and within scope makes an already challenging task that much more difficult.
This Poses a Number of Questions for Healthcare IT Leaders
There’s no getting around it. Ensuring the continuous and compliant operation of healthcare IT systems is complicated. These are the kinds of issues senior IT directors are facing in today’s fast-paced, multi-device world, where everyone expects to have data at their fingertips 24/7.
Challenges in Healthcare IT Systems
In 2020, the world created 2.5 quintillion data bytes a day. From patient records and clinical trials to health surveys and disease registries, data underpins much of healthcare policy and practice.
The healthcare industry generates an overwhelming amount of data every single 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 their teams architect, plan and implement it.
Challenges in Health Care IT Systems
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Named one of Inc Magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America in 2021, we are proud to be 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 10 years. We specialize in helping medium- to enterprise-size healthcare organizations execute complex system improvements without compromising patient care objectives.
With our assistance, our healthcare clients are able to ensure patient data is portable and accessible, while still remaining protected and compliant with industry regulations.
Cybersecurity and regulatory compliance are no longer optional. In a multi-device world full of nefarious actors, consumer and commercial clients have understandably high expectations. While it’s more important than ever to make investments in these areas, of equal importance is the ability to 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. From strategy and implementation all the way to support, we will 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 healthcare organizations out of legacy systems.
Our deep knowledge of data protection, compliance and governance as well as 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 as well as 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
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.
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 to your company as your fingerprints are to you. Our job is to produce custom solutions that provide a compelling return on investment, while at the same time ensuring that your organization is safer and more secure as a result.
With that in mind, let’s talk about a key regulatory consideration in healthcare ー compliance.
Regulatory compliance is important to us and should be to you too. As experts in healthcare IT systems, we live and breathe compliance everyday.
Compliance is often seen as a cost center, but in reality, going through the process helps 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 starters, we have to walk through the fire just like our clients in order to remain compliant ourselves.
We are audited annually by an independent firm, who then produces attestation reports confirming AISN’s compliance with various regulations:
For our clients to obtain HIPAA/HITECH certification, various administrative, physical, technical and organizational safeguards are examined. Factors such as policies, procedures and documentation requirements are also a mandatory part of the process.
Working with a certified and experienced partner with a deep resource bench is critical for any healthcare organization. AISN can assist you with a variety of compliance-related initiatives — particularly those relating to the cloud.
Cloud Hosting Services for Healthcare Companies
Transitioning to the cloud can be a daunting prospect for a healthcare IT organization. With the help of the right cloud provider, you can enjoy the many benefits that cloud computing offers:
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 downside of this is that criminals are innovating in lockstep with the IT industry. Which is 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:
After an organizational risk assessment, AISN can help you and your teams develop your own information security program in conjunction with a risk management plan. This will turn an investment in cybersecurity into an asset that pays dividends for years to come. Moving forward, we can also put in place managed security services to ensure that you operate safely and successfully on a day-to-day basis, while providing peace of mind to users.
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 — in particular, the outdated legacy systems still found in many health organizations. Our team will transform your out-of-date app with fully customized, user-friendly and cutting edge technology.
Whether you need a complex enterprise mobile app or a compliant payment portal, AISN can take your vision from concept to completion. Learn more about our secure application development services.
Managed IT Services for Healthcare
Are you ready to reduce repetitive manual tasks and instead keep your engineering team agile and available to work on high strategic value projects? For this to happen you need processes and tools in place to ensure your systems run like clockwork.
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 all US citizens employed directly by AISN. Instead of dealing with a faceless outsourcee, 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.
AISN’s team of experts can help you create healthcare IT systems and infrastructure that are safe, secure and fast and can meet user needs, all while delivering an attractive return on investment.
Get in touch today and speak with a leader on our team to discuss your organization’s unique requirements.