As of January 14th, 2020 Microsoft has ended official support for Windows 7. This means that healthcare organizations that rely on Windows 7 to run their business will need to migrate to Windows 10 to maintain with the security of the sensitive healthcare data they handle. Windows 10 HIPAA compliance will become more important than ever before now that Microsoft has announced this major shift.
The days of configuring Windows 7 to be HIPAA compliant no longer serve the businesses working in healthcare. The end of official support for Windows 7 means Microsoft will no longer be releasing security updates; meaning that any potential security vulnerabilities can and will be exploited by hackers to access sensitive healthcare data.
By failing to update your computer systems, healthcare professionals run the risk of creating major compatibility issues, delays in scheduling software, data loss, and costly data breaches resulting from security vulnerabilities
In addition to these serious security risks, there are some technical issues that should also be considered. If you are a healthcare professional already working with an IT service or MSP, then the first step should be to contact them to work on a plan to update your systems to Windows 10. HIPAA compliance security requirements can be handled by your IT provider or MSP. Fore more details, or information please Contact Us.
Is Windows 10 HIPAA Compliant?
Now that you are making this shift away from Windows 7, it is important that you configure your new Windows 10 roll-out such that the privacy and security of your data is maintained in accordance with HIPAA regulation. Windows 10 HIPAA compliance is an important part of running any healthcare organization.
Not Sure If your Compliant?
WesTech MSP has partnered with Dumatek, a leading HIPAA support specialist company based out of Tustin, CA. Dumatek has been implementing HIPAA compliance for over 18 years. WesTech and Dumatek have been working together since 2009 in the Coachella Valley to bring HIPAA Professional Support to our Valley.
The start of being HIPAA Compliant is getting your “Risk Analysis”, not the end.
WesTech MSP has one goal in mind, keeping your Practice or Business compliant.