February 03, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- 4Medapproved, the leading provider of online education and certification resources on topics relating to healthcare information technology and medical business practices, announced today a new initiative and partnership to provide HIPAA and compliance products and services to the medical community and to the IT providers who support them.
The final “Omnibus” Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rule announced earlier last year includes new provisions that, if breached, could result in significant fines and penalties for healthcare providers and their business associates. Fortunately, there are steps providers can take to ensure that they are compliant with HIPAA and to protect themselves financially and professionally.
"Healthcare providers need a comprehensive solution to address their compliance requirements at a reasonable cost" said Kevin Donnelly, CEO of 4Medapproved. "Medical practices and smaller providers are challenged to avoid potentially devastating breaches because the preventative solutions available to larger groups and hospitals can be both time consuming and costly. This partnership addresses the most critical training, reporting and continuous monitoring needs facing healthcare providers in their quest to protect patient information and meet compliance requirements and deadlines."
The partnership will allow 4Med to expand their reach by offering subscriptions to eGestalt’s Aegify Risk Protection Dashboard, which provides continuous monitoring and unlimited reporting to support HIPAA Omnibus compliance through use of an online tool. Conversely, eGestalt will now provide on-demand access to HIPAA, PCI and compliance level continuing education and online training provided by 4Medapproved.
Learn more about the 4Medcompliance offerings at: www.4medapproved.com/consulting.php
Learn more about HIPAA and Compliance training at: www.4medapproved.com/curriculum.php
4Medapproved is a leading resource for healthcare professionals and consultants on topics relating to Health Information Technology and Medical Business Practices. 4Medapproved now offers a full range of compliance services including individual assessment reports for HIPAA and Meaningful Use attestation requirements, HIPAA documentation legal templates, and comprehensive online compliance training, as well as access to over 1600 healthcare and IT professionals via the 4MedProNetwork.com; who leverage these expanded tools and resources to provide an un-paralleled level of compliance support. Support for the many free resources available from 4Medapproved is provided through sponsorship of its 4MedMarketplace and webinar series. Learn more at www.4Medapproved.com
Launched in 2009, eGestalt Technologies is a leading provider of Cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for healthcare IT security compliance monitoring, vulnerability analysis, asset and Risk Assessment, penetration testing and compliance management. The company's flagship product Aegify is the world-first, software only solution for integrated security posture management (SPM), vendor management and risk management and eGestalt is completely channel-focused. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., eGestalt has offices in the United States, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. eGestalt was named a 2013 'Emerging Vendor' by CRN and UBM Channel and Winner of TiE50 2013, a prestigious award for enterprising technology startups worldwide. Learn more at http://www.egestalt.com
Contact-Details: Anupam Sahai, eGestalt
Phone: +1 (408) 219 1004