Prior to the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, there were no standardized requirements for protecting health information within the health care industry.
Designed to address the security of this personal data as medicine moved away from paper and toward digital technologies, one of HIPAA’s major goals is to protect private health information while allowing covered entities and institutions to adopt new innovations that improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
Two decades later, while the medical workforce can be and is more mobile and efficient, these modern tools can be vulnerable to potential security risks.
NextGen partners with medical institutions to apply proven services and tools that capitalize on the full potential of technology while securing both physical and digital assets.
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