HIPAA/HITECH, Is your practice compliant?

The new HIPAA/HITECH law has been in force for over two years.  However, most healthcare providers have yet to start addressing the new requirements.  It’s a daunting task for a risk assessment expert, professional project manager or even a CCO, CIO or COO, much less a practice manager.  There are various reasons for the delay: confusion, misinformation, cost and time. One of the most common sources of misinformation we've encountered in our clients is a belief that they are already in compliance!  ...

HIPAA Self-Assessment Validity

HIPAA Risk Assessment: Third party vs self-assessment Although the U.S. government allows healthcare providers under $5 million in annual revenue to perform a risk assessment themselves as part of the HIPAA requirements, is it a good idea?  The alternative is to pay an independent third party to perform the risk assessment. Many consider the Risk Assessment a necessary evil to avoid potential HIPAA fines.  It is important to remember the fundamental intent of HIPAA; protect the patient’s data, maint ...

Cyber Breaches – Reducing the Noise

We’ve been involved with Information Technology, cyber security and healthcare for decades.  We’ve taken our experience and focused our efforts on providing the best comprehensive HIPAA compliance solution available.  In re-evaluating security monitoring solutions we  came across the Integrity tool from SignaCert that brought some unique and powerful capabilities to our technical tool chest. With all of the cyber breaches lately, including Target, Home Depot and JP Morgan to name a few, we keep he ...

Third Rock Introduces Comprehensive HIPAA / HITECH Compliance Solution

Round Rock, Tx, Dec. 03, 2014 – Third Rock, a business technology consulting firm  focused on improving operational performance through effective and efficient compliance, has taken decades of security and enterprise experience and created a stream-lined, affordable HIPAA /  HITECH compliance solution that small and medium businesses can afford. Third Rock’s Worry-Free ComplianceTM provides all of the required elements to meet current HIPAA / HITECH requirements.  Included is continuous network se ...

Press Release: Third Rock and Tippet Industries Team to Create ACES

Round Rock, Tx, Feb 19, 2014 – Third Rock, a business technology consulting firm in Round Rock, and Tippet Industries, a professional consulting firm in Round Rock, have teamed up to create Austin Consortium of Executive Services (ACES).  ACES provides enterprise level consulting services, software as a service solutions and application development to small and medium sized businesses, ranging from $20M to $500M in size.  What makes ACES unique is the company’s experience which ranges from helping ent ...

Press Release: Texas Star Data Center provides Disaster Recovery Option to Austin Texas Companies

Round Rock, Tx, Jan 22, 2013 – Third Rock, a business technology consulting & services firm in Round Rock, has become a reseller for Clearview International of Dallas, bringing Austin a Tier III disaster recovery option in a remote enterprise level co-location data center within 100 miles.  The data center is so well equipped it is often used by companies for their primary systems, while leaving their current location as the recovery or failover site. Clearview’s Texas Star Data Center is a Tier I ...

Press Release: vAusTek and Third Rock Combine Forces to Offer Focused IT Solutions

vAusTek, LLC and Third Rock, Inc. are combining our efforts in a strategic Partnership to bring a unique and complete solution for your business. With the strategic partnership vAusTek will be focusing on providing CIO/CTO solutions in the form of Virtual CIO/CTO, Interim CIO/CTO, and CIO/CTO Search / Recruiting solutions. Third Rock will focus on IT Consulting, Project Management, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, and Development Services. How does this all work together? Both vAusTek and ...

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