RAMSEY, N.J., Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta today introduced its HIPAA and security compliance program. Developed in partnership with the industry gold-standard HIPAA Consulting, Training & Certification company – ecfirst, offering a variety of HIPAA consulting, training and certification services to healthcare providers and their business associates. The program is complemented by our professional services and solutions offerings, including managed IT, cloud and other customized security and workflow solutions.
As part of the HIPAA privacy and security rules, every covered entity and business associate must conduct regular risk analysis, training, review of policies, remediation activities, and the recommendation is to conduct them annually. Federal compliance and security requirement-related violations have resulted in HIPAA fines into the millions of dollars. As a result, healthcare organizations are looking for cost-effective and comprehensive solutions to guide their HIPAA compliance efforts done by experts in their field.
Whether they be covered entities (healthcare providers, payers and clearing houses) or business associates (vendors to covered entity organizations), engaging risk and vulnerability assessments, HIPAA and Security Compliance Consulting from Konica Minolta can help enable organizations to lower business risks. These Consulting Services can drive an effective HIPAA and Security Compliance program, address meaningful use security requirements, mitigate potentially damaging breaches and ensure that patient confidentiality is protected – all without adding extra personnel to an organization's payroll.
Konica Minolta's HIPAA program provides the following service offerings:
HIPAA Training & Certification Programs
Risk Analysis to address HIPAA & Meaningful Use
Technical Vulnerability Assessment
Penetration Testing, including healthcare Web applications
Security Policy & Procedure Development
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."
"HIPAA non-compliance and now with Meaningful Use and Breach Notification attestation is a significant business risk that must be prioritized by senior executives," says Ali Pabrai, chief executive & cyber security expert, ecfirst, Inc. "Konica Minolta provides a flexible and cost effective offering to establish (on-demand) and maintain (managed compliance) a credible HIPAA compliance program. This lowers business risks associated with Protected Health Information (PHI) breaches and ensures the organization is always audit ready."
To learn more about this services offering, please review at: http://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/kmbs/industry-solutions/healthcare-business-solutions/hipaa-hitech-regulatory-compliance
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.
ecfirst, delivers complete end-to-end compliance and information security services across the United States & worldwide. Since 1999, with thousands of satisfied clients across all 50 States , and recognized as an Inc. 500 firm – America's fastest growing Top 500 privately held business in its 1st year of eligibility, ecfirst has enabled organizations achieve and maintain compliance with regulations and standards that impact their business. ecfirst, Home of the HIPAA Academy, introduced the industry's first training and certification program, Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP). The ecfirst Certified Security Compliance SpecialistTM (CSCSTM) program is the world's first credential that is focused on regulatory compliance (ISO 27000, PCI DSS, NIST, HIPAA & more) and cyber security. ecfirst is Minority Business Enterprise Certified and accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). To learn more visit www.ecfirst.com.
Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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