McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation launched its new SecureHIPAA solution this week at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 116th Annual Convention & Trade Exposition in Austin, TX. The new solution helps pharmacies reduce their risk of experiencing a data security breach and helps them learn how to be HIPAA compliant. McKesson developed the solution with security and compliance company, ANXeBusiness Corp.
“Security breaches are occurring more frequently and protecting patient’s health information is more important than ever,” said Joe Ross, business services product manager, MPS&A. “SecureHIPAA equips pharmacy owners with information and tools on how they can lessen their chance of experiencing a data security breach.”
SecureHIPAA helps pharmacies identify potential security gaps and provides information on how owners can alleviate those gaps. This aspect of the new program allows pharmacy owners to be proactive in helping to prevent data breaches from occurring in their pharmacies. It also provides up to $100,000 of HIPAA data breach protection services in the event a breach does occur.
There were significant updates to HIPAA in 2013, including changes to the definitions of terms, privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules. The new changes are documented in over 500 pages that explain new standards pharmacies must make to their HIPAA forms, agreements and documents.
“SecureHIPAA helps pharmacies navigate through the new requirements by providing online training, HIPAA compliance assessments and templates that help pharmacies create HIPAA compliant forms and documents,” Ross said.
For more information about McKesson’s new SecureHIPAA solution and to learn more about the HIPAA change, visit www.betterpharmacytech.com/SecureHIPAA.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.
ANXeBusiness Corp. (ANX) is headquartered in Southfield, MI, and has offices in Research Triangle Park, NC, and Austin, TX. ANX provides compliance and security solutions to the pharmacy, retail and automotive industries. The ANX mission is to protect our customers’ information, secure their business interactions and be their trusted platform for collaboration. The company has deep compliance expertise and is certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). For more information, visit ANX.com.