Achieving a Clean Bill of Health in HIPAA Compliance With Check Point Solutions
Healthcare organizations face both opportunities and challenges from today's complex, interconnected environment in which electronic information is collected and exchanged at an ever-increasing rate. While electronic information exchange has the potential to deliver profound benefits, it also increases the exposure of sensitive information. Adding to the challenge are new technologies and a heightened demand by physicians, healthcare workers, and patients for flexible access to health information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security standards are designed to ensure that healthcare organizations maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive patient information. These healthcare organizations must comply with HIPAA security standards that are vague and that offer little guidance about how to achieve compliance.