HIPAA Security Essentials now available to small dental practices

JDL HealthTech releases new HIPAA compliance service for small dental practices, with security features such as encryption, web content filtering, and intrusion detection/prevention.

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JDL HealthTech, a division of JDL Technologies and an industry leader in HIPAA-compliant IT services, introduced on July 15 its newest HIPAA compliance service, HIPAA Security Essentials for the Small Dental Practice. Designed for the 1–3 dentist practice, HIPAA Security Essentials revolutionizes HIPAA compliance and ePHI security for the smaller office in terms of both range of services and affordability.

The foundation of HIPAA Security Essentials is a HIPAA security risk assessment, required on a regular basis by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA Security Essentials, exclusively from JDL HealthTech, provides holistic systems management for an enhanced client network protected by commercial-grade firewall, domain controller and wireless access point, enabling security not found in the residential products typically used by smaller dental offices.

This configuration ensures that the practice's network, workstations, and Internet access are truly secure and in compliance. HIPAA Security Essentials includes intrusion detection and prevention, web content filtering, and encryption. The new compliance service from JDL HealthTech also provides commercial-class email, replacing the less secure residential-grade email systems used by most 1–3 provider dental practices.

HIPAA Security Essentials is delivered as a service that JDL manages for the dental practice, including 24/7 user support provided through the JDL Technologies Managed Services Operations Center. JDL Technologies is a leading managed services provider, and was recently named to the 2015 Elite 150 Managed Service Providers in North America.

"HIPAA Security Essentials protects dental practices and their patient information from a wide range of security risks and vulnerabilities," said Mark Mancini, vice president of technology and business development for JDL HealthTech. "In addition, HIPAA Security Essentials frees the smaller practice from the capital investments typically associated with achieving real security and compliance. We deliberately designed HIPAA Security Essentials to be extremely affordable for the 1–3 provider practice."

HIPAA Security Essentials is available now for dental practices and other 1–3 provider health care practices. For more information, including pricing, contact JDL HealthTech.

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