Redspin Announces Increase in Activity from Healthcare Business Associates
IT security consulting firm helps Business Associates meet HIPAA requirements
Carpinteria and Mission Viejo, CA – August 3, 2015 — Redspin, an Auxilio Company (QTCQB: AUXO), has announced in the first six months of 2015, they’ve helped more healthcare Business Associates (BAs) than in all of 2014. The demand is attributed to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requirement for BAs and their subcontractors to fully comply with HIPAA security regulations. A Business Associate is defined as any organization that has access to the protected health information (PHI) of a HIPAA Covered Entity.
“This comes at a time when breaches in healthcare are on the rise and in the spotlight, says Daniel W. Berger, President of Redspin. Covered Entities have become more insistent that their Business Associates perform HIPAA security risk assessments so that they can gain assurance that their PHI is at low risk from being exposed. “A HIPAA security risk assessment is a first step in achieving compliance,” adds Berger. “BAs are now looking more deeply at their overall security risk exposure. We’re seeing added demand from BAs for our penetration testing and web application security services.”
The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that there are 1-2 million BAs. “We’re extremely bullish on the Business Associate security market,” says Joseph F. Flynn, President and CEO of Auxilio. “Redspin offers end-to-end IT security consulting services from HIPAA risk assessments to vulnerability management and information security program development. BAs large and small can look to Redspin for all of their HIPAA compliance needs.”
Redspin is a leading IT security assessment and consulting firm primarily focused on the healthcare market. Since 2001, the company has offered technical security services to protect critical client data, harden web applications, maintain compliance and reduce overall risk through risk assessments and penetration testing.
With its merger with Auxilio in 2015, Redspin added an IT security consulting practice that specifically tailors security policies and programs for the healthcare industry. Auxilio, Inc., is a managed print services and IT security company serving more than 220 hospitals. This complete service offering is unique to the marketplace to ensure enterprise-wide security and improve patient experience through its ability to mitigate risk and improve efficiency across the hospital or health system.