Sophos continues to help healthcare sector comply with industry and government regulations

March 01, 2010 Sophos Press Release

 

BOSTON/ATLANTA - March 2, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos announced that it will be exhibiting at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference (Booth # 2512) at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia on March 1-4, 2010. Sophos is Gold Corporate Member of HIMSS and continues to help the healthcare sector comply with industry and government regulations that require safeguarding of health information data.

This week, Sophos launched a dedicated resource center for healthcare organizations and their business associates in the healthcare industry that process, store or otherwise handle protected health information data (PHI) to help them tighten their privacy and security controls to comply with industry and federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA requires the protection of privacy and security of health information of individuals, and the HITECH Act requires covered entities and their business associates to notify the affected individuals and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the event of a breach of "unsecured protected health information.

Sophos offers a range of endpoint, web, email, and encryption solutions that help customers enforce compliance, protect against the latest security threats, and drive IT efficiency.

Stop by the Sophos booth (# 2512) this week at HIMSS and visit Sophos's security resource center for healthcare organizations to learn more.

Download the Sophos brief, 'HIPAA/HITECH compliance for healthcare organizations' to learn how Sophos solutions can help enforce compliance.

Register for the HIPAA/HTECH compliance webcast, 'Prescription for HIPAA and HITECH Compliance' , on Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00pm EDT to get an overview of the HIPAA and HITECH Acts, top 10 healthcare data breaches to date, best practices, legal aspects of compliance, and how Sophos security and data protection solutions can help you address your compliance needs.

About HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society(HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States and the globe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 350 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.