Coalfire Introduces Navis HITECH Complete to Safeguard Medical Data

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Cloud-based IT GRC solution enables accurate, affordable and self-directed HIPAA compliance assessments

The Navis HITECH Complete assessment plan helps healthcare organizations achieve full compliance by providing all required IT assessments from a single provider.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted in 2009, promotes the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and extends the reach of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As a result, both Covered Entities and Business Associates must protect sensitive electronic protected health information (ePHI) from cyber-attack and data breach and conduct Security Risk Assessments as a part of a comprehensive risk management program.

Unfortunately, many small to medium CE’s and BA’s don’t have IT security specialists on staff, nor do they have the budget typically required to bring an experienced auditor on-site to conduct a review.

Coalfire solves that problem with Navis HITECH Complete, a subscription-based service that provides an auditor-caliber assessment toolkit bundled with unlimited phone support from experienced assessors.

“No company can afford to be left behind in digital security vigilance as health records become digitized. The Navis HITECH Complete assessment plan helps healthcare organizations achieve full compliance by providing all required IT assessments from a single provider,” said Mark Lucas, Coalfire’s VP of Navis. “Navis is intuitive, easy-to-use and provides a foundation for continuous compliance management.”

Navis is Coalfire’s trademarked suite of Governance, Regulatory and Compliance (GRC) tools used by hundreds of clients in retail, financial services, state and local government, technology, healthcare and utilities. Navis HITECH Complete is specifically configured for healthcare organizations that must meet HIPAA security rule and/or a HITECH Stage 1 Meaningful Use assessment.

The program includes:

  •     Fully documented HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Report
  •     Stage 1 Meaningful Use Report and Analysis
  •     Quarterly External Vulnerability Report
  •     Quarterly Internal Vulnerability Report

About Coalfire
Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire has developed a new generation of cloud-based IT GRC tools under the NavisTM brand that Coalfire clients use to efficiently manage IT controls keep pace with rapidly changing regulations and best practices. Coalfire’s solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley and FISMA. For more information, visit http://www.coalfire.com.

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