Redspin extends HIPAA security assessment to healthcare industry

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Security technology company Redspin is now offering an additional HIPAA security assessment service for the healthcare industry segment, addressing requirements of the HIPAA security rule and the HITECH Act through a risk-based approach.

The assessment service provides a review of a provider's infrastructure, security processes, policies and procedures, the Carpinteria, Calif.-based Redspin stated. The primary deliverable is a gap analysis to the standards defined in the security rule of the administrative provisions and includes benchmarks to compare with information security program effectiveness with others in the industry as well as recommended actions to meet meaningful use goals and measures as outlined in the final rule.

According to the company, its HIPAA security assessment service helps providers answer questions regarding their information security, privacy and compliance programs in the following areas: compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, data breach of electronic protected health information, access of internal data and/or systems from the internet, and data theft.