Konica Minolta Offers HIPAA Consulting and Certification Services for Healthcare

By CIOReview | Friday, November 27, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Konica Minolta, print technology industry that provides products and services of advanced imaging and networking technologies partners with ecfirst, a HIPAA Consulting, Training & Certification company to develop a new HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and security compliance program. The partnership intends to provide HIPAA consulting, training, and certification services to healthcare providers and business associates. The program offers managed IT and cloud services as well as customized security and workflow solutions.

Civil penalties for HIPAA violations (especially when patient data is breached) are reaching into the millions of dollars, effecting the organizations reputation and trust. So HIPAA privacy and security rules suggest every covered entities and business associates to perform regular risk analysis, review of policies and remediation activities annually.

Konica Minolta's Healthcare platform includes consulting services that can drive an effective HIPAA compliance program, mitigate potentially damaging breaches and ensure that patient confidentiality is protected. A thorough risk analysis includes data collection on document workflow; identification of potential risks and threats; assessment of current security measures; determination of the likelihood of security threats; determination of the level of risk; final documentation of risk assessment.

The program helps organizations in risk and vulnerability assessment while lowering the business risks without the need of additional workforce.

Konica Minolta's HIPAA program provides: HIPAA training and certification programs; risk analysis to address HIPAA and Meaningful Use; technical vulnerability assessment; penetration testing, including healthcare web applications; security policy and procedure development; on-demand consulting and a HIPAA managed services program.

“The healthcare industry is undergoing sweeping changes with rising demand for custom HIPAA-compliant process automation and data management applications,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Now, through Konica Minolta’s consulting services, healthcare organizations can transform their services, automate manual processes, and bring their data management practices into compliance quickly and cost efficiently.”