It does not matter if the responsibility is the network admin or not
when it comes down to purchase time. It comes down to perception. Right
now perception of the hospital corporate officers is that wireless = not
secure. I have been told by people who order circuits that they are not
allowed to buy from me or any wireless operator due to security issues.
I believe it will require some type of HIPAA "seal of approval" from
some source or another before we can start selling to these guys. This
could be bad for us. ALL of the hospitals are going to buying new
circuits soon and right now I am out of the running.
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To the best of my knowledge there are no HIPPA compliant solutions that are actually approved
We have installed a ton of links for hospitals and other medical facilities an this issur comes up from time to time. We pretty much tell the customer that we are just a carrier and we encrypt oir data just like verizon does on a T1. And we all know how good that is.
HIPPA compliance should beUp to the network administrator. Not the carrier IMHO.
Ask someone how your network is not compliant. Its like Y2K all over again
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From: John Scrivner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:16:51
Subject: [WISPA] Wireless Security biting you in the ass?
Wireless broadband security issues have now officially led to my
business being put into a bad light due to perceived lack of security. I
am a member of a regional broadband planning group that is working with
health care and other industry sectors to help deliver broadband options
to all areas that need it. Rural Health centers and hospitals are all
over the region and most need access to broadband which is highly
secure. I need to know what others have done to bring HIPAA compliance
assurance to network administrators and hospital personnel so that your
solutions are chosen and used for health care connectivity. Currently my
services are not being considered do to the perception of a lack of
HIPAA security compliance. I need to get on top of this right now and
welcome your thoughts and ideas. I would prefer to hear from those of
you who have some actual knowledge of delivering HIPAA compliant
connections or those who provide equipment which has been documented to
meet HIPAA compliance.
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