For small medical practices without appropriate resources (time, knowledge, staff), the idea of implementing cybersecurity can be overwhelming. At the same time, it’s imperative that a doctor’s office be in compliance with government regulations while taking appropriate measures to avoid cyber attacks that may disclose patients’ protected health information, cause system downtime resulting in added expenses or otherwise compromise the safety of the practice.
To address this need, HITRUST developed CyberAid, a program that provides small medical practices (75 or fewer staff) with the technology and services required for worry-free cybersecurity protection. Launched in August 2016, the program is a success so far: 40% of the healthcare practices assessed had active malware or spyware on their IT systems – all discovered by CyberAid and immediately remediated. Read More>>