Core Health Announces New Health Information Security PracticeSeptember 13, 2012 | Industry News Release
Core Health Technologies, a leader in healthcare integration (HL7/X12) solutions, announced today a new business practice focused on health information security to address the increasing concerns and challenges of the health IT market.
“Our clients made it clear that health information security is a top priority with increasing challenges. Our business model is ideal to respond with a new practice aligned to a market need in a focused technical discipline like health information security,” said Charlie Rogers, Core Health Technologies CEO. "We believe our unique methodology and focus is critical for delivering strong results through a superior client experience.”
Health Information Security is a key concern for healthcare provider organizations. As a result of incentives provided under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, healthcare providers have dramatically increased their implementation of EHRs and system connectivity. As significantly more protected health information (PHI) is brought onto and available on the expanding networks, data security risks have increased.
The 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data, released earlier this year, showed an increase in data breaches over the last six years with 27% of participants stating they had experienced a security breach in the last year, up from 19% in 2010.
In the 2011 Information Technology Survey of more than 1,100 participants, Core Health Technologies asked healthcare organization CIOs the open-ended question [in regards to your role as CIO] “what keeps you awake at night?” The topic discussed more than any other answer was information security. Since that survey in 2011, the company has invested in creating a practice that can meet the needs of their clients in the health information security segment.
Core Health Technologies is a provider of IT solutions for healthcare organizations with specific expertise in healthcare integration and health information security. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has employees and consultants throughout the United States.