The Affordable Healthcare Act and new HIPAA mandates for electronic patient healthcare information (EPHI) protection have placed additional security burdens on the healthcare industry. As healthcare providers, exchanges, and third-party payers increasingly rely on data communications and electronic means for transmitting and storing EPHI, HIPAA compliance now requires greater IT security from end-to-end. More regulations may be forthcoming. Cyber threats to healthcare records are on the rise. Therefore, the healthcare industry should adopt underlying IT security measures that not only provide compliance today, but also are agile enough to quickly respond to any new security threats or regulations.
Unisys Stealth® enhances HIPAA compliance from both outside and inside an organization. It is an agile, software-based solution for addressing outside threats as well as a broad-based tool for addressing government-mandated standards, secure access, and enabling auditing requirements.