CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leading cybersecurity firm helping healthcare organizations navigate emerging security and privacy issues, focusing on creating true partnerships, today announced a new four-year agreement with a Southern U.S. based five-hospital health system, an increase from the company’s standard three-year term, to provide proactive and reactive Patient Privacy Monitoring Services (PPMS).
CynergisTek’s Patient Privacy Monitoring Service assists in solving the challenges healthcare organizations face in keeping patient information out of the wrong hands. Clients often turn to CynergisTek to assess, build, and manage their access monitoring programs for a number of reasons, including time constraints, limited budget, recruitment and retention issues, or the need to bolster their internal team with resources who are trained on the ever-changing regulatory requirements with real experience.
CynergisTek’s privacy team applies its experience gained across multiple healthcare systems to assist clients in early detection of privacy issues and avoidance of compliance problems to act as a force multiplier in the constant battle to protect patient privacy.
The highest rates of sanctions are associated with incidents involving individuals from the same household, user self-access, and same last name case types as reported in CynergisTek’s State of Healthcare Security and Privacy 2021 Annual Report. “We focus on helping our clients navigate the millions of rows of data and hundreds of thousands of patient accesses each year to determine which users have violated company policies and provide training on best practices to avoid serious incidents,” said Andrew Mahler, Director of Privacy Services at CynergisTek.
He goes onto say “We look forward to serving our new client and the fact that they signed a four-year agreement, is a testament to our reputation in the market and the value in having a true partner in your corner. We anticipate the demand for managed privacy services will grow as IT security and privacy teams seek to collaborate on protecting their patients and the organization from attacks.”
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