eGestalt HI-SCAN: Automating HIPAA and HITECH Compliance?

eGestalt Technologies has developed a new solution for managed service providers (MSPs) in the health care vertical. The solution, called HI-SCAN, allows MSPs to identify and manage medical practices that do not adhere to the HIPAA and HITECH compliance standards. Here's how.

MSPs and customers already using eGestalt's SecureGRC solution can use HI-SCAN as an add-on; the software performs a short system audit in order to identify and prioritize compliance problem areas. eGestalt is no stranger to corporate compliance issues. The company in August 2010 launched a Managed Compliance Provider program. eGestalt has also partnered with Untangled Solutions to promote IT security compliance solutions in the channel.

Health care data breaches have affected almost 11.6 billion people, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Moreover, fines for non-compliance are much more than just a slap on the wrist. Each penalty can cost a health care provider up to $50,000, and it doesn't stop there. If a health care provider is found to be willfully neglectful, that maximum fine can increase anywhere from $25,000 to $1.5 million, in addition to criminal penalties.

With all that in mind, it's no wonder eGestalt has been gaining momentum among health care-focused managed service providers since mid 2011.

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