Ask them to supply you with the HIPPA compliance list point-by-point.
Then you show how you can comply when it is your responsibility and also
point out where they are responsible for security.
Then summarise this and they will see that they are more responsible for
this "HIPPA" thing than you or any other carrier is. Because as has been
pointed out before, if the data is encrypted when it leaves the
terminal, the rest doesn't really matter. Point out also that this way
they are free to change their providers anytime they want to, because
they are in control of their security not an outsider.
You have a Good Day now,
Carl A Jeptha
Office Phone: 905 349-2084
Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
John Scrivner wrote:
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.
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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
Ask someone how your network is not compliant. Its like Y2K all over
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From: John Scrivner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:16:51 To:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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