Certified HIPAA-Compliant Information Technology Differentiates JDL Technologies Managed Health IT Services Program

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Providing healthcare has become a complex, costly endeavor characterized by constant change. In 2014, for example, HIPAA-compliant healthcare providers must implement Stage 2 of the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) as well as adopt the new ICD-10 set of diagnostic codes, which adds 54,000 new codes to the 30-year-old ICD-9 code set.

Regardless of whether healthcare providers manage solo practices, small offices, community medical centers, or regional hospitals—the challenges of implementing HIPAA-compliant systems are the new normal and peace of mind seems gone for good.

The JDL TechWatch Managed Health IT Services program now features an expanded suite of HIPAA-compliant health IT services to address the explosion in EHR implementation and the impact of new challenges in 2014 and 2015. The expanded suite provides 24/7 IT infrastructure management, backup and recovery services, data protection for mobile and fixed devices as well as text message encryption, vendor management service, software and security updates, real-time dashboards, reporting and quarterly service reviews.

"When healthcare providers adopt the prescribed JDL TechWatch program, they are assured that their health IT services are HIPAA-compliant through a program that not only certifies compliance but provides support during audits as well," said Scott Fluegge, President of JDL Technologies.

From JDL Technologies' state-of-the-art managed services operations center, the JDL TechWatch team augments a healthcare provider's technical resources, thereby enabling them to avoid the high cost of hiring a dedicated health IT professional. In addition to HIPAA-compliant services, other JDL TechWatch benefits include:

  • Enhanced performance of health IT systems through proactive monitoring, asset management and preventive maintenance|
  • Fewer interruptions and delays caused by technology issues and user needs
  • Improved security through ongoing patch management and software updates
  • Enhanced employee experience through expert remote help desk support
  • Instant and ongoing access to exceptional technical expertise
  • Freedom to focus on providing a great healthcare experience for patients.

In addition, the JDL TechWatch Managed Health IT Services program delivers almost immediate return on investment, fully managed deployment, and a peace of mind that healthcare providers haven't enjoyed in a very long time.

About JDL Technologies and JDL TechWatch

JDL Technologies is an engineering-driven managed services provider specializing in the design, deployment and management of information technology solutions that enable organizations to focus on the mission-critical activities that drive their success. JDL TechWatch Managed Health IT Services enable healthcare providers to achieve HIPAA-compliant information technology services and support. For more information about JDL Technologies or JDL TechWatch Managed Services, visit www.jdltech.com. JDL Technologies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (Nasdaq:JCS). For more information, visit commsystems.com/CSI.

CONTACT: Gail Blount at gblount@jdltech.com

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