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Network Drops Offers Tips for Healthcare Facilities to Get HIPAA Compliant

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 11:59 AM CDT, Mon, October 01,2018

Allentown, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2018 -- For many healthcare facilities across America, ensuring their network is HIPAA compliant can be a significant concern. These laws, designed with the protection of patients in mind, safeguard their personal medical history and other information. Network Drops, the go-to provider of structured cabling solutions in South Jersey, is offering tips for these facilities' networks to get HIPAA compliant.

Because they're taken so seriously, HIPAA regulations can be complicated, and an attorney should always be advised before taking any action. However, there are a few things an organization can do to ensure they are compliant with these laws.

One of the biggest concerns with HIPAA regulations is physical security. The laws restrict access to server rooms by anyone unless they have clearance. Additionally, all of a facility's access points need to be physically secured. This can be achieved by placing them on the ceiling above reach, hiding them inside of walls or drop ceilings, or placing them in a locked cage that prevents access.

When setting up a network's topography, it's essential to prevent patients and other visitors from accessing medical records and other vital business information. One of the most effective methods of network segregation involves wiring a completely separate physical network. This keeps the two isolated from each other, and protects both networks.

Having a thorough data breach and error reporting system is also critical to a healthcare facility's network being HIPAA compliant. This is to guarantee any discrepancies, errors, or even breaches are promptly reported. HIPAA laws also require notification if any personal information has been stolen from a patient.

By confirming that their network is 100% HIPAA compliant, healthcare providers can be assured their patients and facility are safe and secure.

For more information on HIPAA regulations, or for audio-video conferencing solutions in New Jersey, call Network Drops at 609-601-5161 or visit today.

About Network Drops
Network Drops is a Central New Jersey-based network cabling service that provides and installs various cables to clients across the State. They specialize in cat 5/5e, cat 6, fiber optic, voice, commercial wireless and security services and installation. The company, which has been in existence since 1986, is equipped to handle jobs of any size, large or small, and is happy to provide their potential clients with complimentary, no obligation quotes.

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