Northern Idaho hospital announces new HIPAA security strategy to ward off data breaches

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With medical practices showing increased concern for protecting patient information, Kootenai Health announced today that it will partner with Modern Compliance Solutions LLC, to ensure patients’ records are properly protected using HIPAA One.

With medical practices showing increased concern for protecting patient information, Kootenai Health announced today that it will partner with Modern Compliance Solutions LLC, to ensure patients’ records are properly protected using HIPAA One.

The move comes at a particularly critical time as the nation seeks to protect patient records against theft, cyber-attack and accidental disclosure. This year, data breaches have captured national headlines with multi-million-dollar penalties.

Kootenai Health, a regional health care provider for northern Idaho and eastern Washington, partnered with MCS leveraging HIPAA One this month for ongoing HIPAA security risk management. The decision represents Kootenai’s commitment to the best possible patient care and security.

Alan Davis, who oversees information services security for Kootenai Health says, ”HIPAA One allows the health care network to evaluate security threats in a matter of hours, not weeks. With the solution provided by HIPAA One, we extended our security strategy to all of our clinics and business units. The ability to grant individual office managers’ report access improves their security readiness knowledge and advances ‘Meaningful Use’ compliance.”

As of this year, thousands of HIPAA-related investigations have been mounted into violations ranging from lost laptops to hacked databases. Kootenai Health is committed to proactive protection of patient information so data breaches don’t occur within its network.

About Kootenai Health

Kootenai Health is a 246-bed community-owned regional hospital that provides a comprehensive range of medical services to patients in north Idaho, eastern Washington, Montana and the Inland Northwest.

Kootenai offers a full range of medical services including, emergency, surgery, labor and delivery, pediatrics, and critical care.

Kootenai is accredited by JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations) and has been designated a "Magnet" hospital by the American Nursing Credentialing Center since 2006.

About Modern Compliance Solutions LLC

Modern Compliance Solutions LLC is a Utah-based HIPAA security risk management firm. They specialize in marrying technology with audit consulting to help hospitals and medical clinics manage HIPAA security risks associated with being a covered entity. What distinguishes Modern Compliance Solutions nationally is its ability to conduct comprehensive audits in a matter of hours, not weeks with HIPAA One.

The HIPAA One delivery platform allows clients to spend more time focusing on patients’ health, rather than devoting weeks to traditional security analyses. Using innovative technology, HIPAA One reduces liabilities associated with receiving government incentives and guards against data breaches that result in unflattering appearances on the “HHS Wall of Shame”.

“To stop the epidemic of healthcare breaches, it was obvious the medical community needed something better,” said Steven Marco, CEO of Modern Compliance Solutions. “Like good Insurance, HIPAA One is the answer. Now you can be assured your HIPAA risk analysis is quick,
accurate and measurable.”

Visit to learn more about HIPAA One, call Steven Marco at 801-770-1199, email info(at)hipaaone(dot)com or visit http://www.moderncompliancesolutions.com/hipaaOne.php

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