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Healthcare Industry

Data Compliance: What You're Responsible For

When your patients’ care is at stake, data security makes all the difference. Hackers are skilled not only at getting past physical security but seek to extract data related to your patients, staff, and health records. More disturbingly, we’ve seen trends that give hackers access to medical IoT devices directly critical to the health of your patients. Protect your organization and the people who rely on your best caregiving and life-saving efforts. Work with a security team that knows how to think like the bad guys and can ensure your healthcare organization is in compliance with applicable controls:


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for sensitive patient data protection. Companies that deal with protected health information (PHI) must have physical, network, and process security measures in place and follow them to ensure HIPAA Compliance. Covered entities (anyone providing treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare) and business associates (anyone who has access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment, or operations) must meet HIPAA Compliance. Other entities, such as subcontractors and any other related business associates must also be in compliance.

Cadre can make sure that your facility is complying with all of the HIPAA standards by completing a HIPAA compliance readiness assessment based on your policies, documentation and controls. Plus, identify threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). Along with assessments and findings, Cadre provides specific and practical recommendations on how to mitigate any risks found.


Cybersecurity is when you protect your network and controls to prevent sensitive data about your patients from being released. Cadre can help you protect your secure information by pen testing, device testing, and intrusion testing. With all of our tests, you will be able to see if your important data is secure or if anyone can access your clients' medical history.


Since healthcare providers are not only responsible for PHI, but cardholder data, they must comply to PCI. While most healthcare organizations are familiar with HIPAA, PCI is often less understood. The compliance mandate is focused on people, process, and technology to protect credit card information from fraud and misuse.

As a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), our team can help you meet your compliance obligations via advisory and assessment services, as well as formal audit and attestation when needed. 


Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is a widely recognized security framework that integrates multiple industry standards and regulations to provide a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity in healthcare. By undergoing a HITRUST assessment, healthcare organizations can demonstrate their commitment to protecting patient data and maintaining the highest levels of security, which can ultimately improve their reputation and increase patient trust. Cadre can complete HITRUST certification to help with information risk, compliance, and data management.


NY SHIELD, or the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, is a crucial data security law that healthcare organizations in New York State need to be aware of. The law mandates that businesses implement reasonable data security measures to protect sensitive information and notify individuals and government entities in the event of a data breach. Healthcare organizations, which collect and store a vast amount of sensitive patient information, are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks and data breaches. Complying with NY SHIELD is crucial for healthcare organizations to ensure they are implementing the necessary measures to safeguard patient information and maintain patient trust. Cadre can create security systems that ensure healthcare organizations are following NY SHIELD's requirements to minimize the risk of data breaches and avoid potential legal and financial consequences.