Technology is ever evolving and changing at breakneck speeds. Investing in human capital to support the very systems that your company depends on yet not re-investing in on-going training leads to a break down of your systems and the very question of ‘why doesn’t our system better support our company?’ We review your current I.T. infrastructure, understand your future objectives and will tailor an I.T. Training Curriculum to ensure that both your I.T. Staff and your company is on the roadmap to success while retaining your I.T. talent.
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Accepting credit cards is a way of life for almost every business but are you meeting your contractual obligation with the processor as well as the law? Most companies are not properly securing the PCI data, either because they did not read the agreement in full or their I.T. Staff is not properly trained in network security measures, ultimately putting their business at risk. With over 20 years of Network Infrastructure Security experience, we can properly scale the necessary security for your organization within a reasonable budget, virtually eliminating the risk of taking credit cards
* NextStep Technology Solutions, LLC is not a Qualified Security Assessor who has been validated by the PCI Security Standards Council
Every business relies 100% on their technology to provide services to their clients; E-mail, bids, documents, ePHI, drawings, financials, phones, etc. and when any one of these pieces of technology is not working correctly, the pain is significant. Yet, if everything failed, A.K.A., a disaster, it’s crippling. The loss of revenue per hour and the sunk costs can run high and quick and in some cases, shutdown businesses’ for good. Even though this is known and we’ve all heard this story before, a server crashed and the backups were not valid, no documentation leads to confusion of how applications were integrated together, who has access to information, etc., why do businesses continue to turn their back on a disaster recovery plan to reduce the time to restoration of services and minimize the sunk costs? At NextStep, we have over 20 years of helping businesses define, test, and execute disaster recovery plans. From Fortune 500 to Small Businesses, we tailor a disaster recovery plan that meets your business’ size and budget, along with reasonable timelines to recover services. This should not be viewed as a ‘ this will not happen to us’ but a ‘when will this happen to us’ question.
As a covered entity, an annual Risk Assessment is mandated, along with a review all of your HIPAA / Hi-Tech policies. Failure to perform these basic functions can result in significant fines to your practice, as well as, public embarrassment. NextStep removes the political barriers often found in these projects and will perform the technical audit of your practice, identify the risks, provide the necessary roadmap to properly mitigate and safeguard your patients’ information. Finally, we execute the roadmap in conjunction with your I.T. Staff to ensure that the risks identified were indeed mitigated.
Most acting HIPAA Security Officers (office manager or practice administrator) do not have enough technical knowledge to speak intelligently with their I.T. resources, which results in a much higher risk to your patients’ information, leading to crippling financial fines and embarrassment to your practice. We assume this role for you, and through constant research and communication, direct your I.T. Staff to make its ‘best effort’ in safeguarding your patients’ information within a reasonable budget.
NextStep Technology Solutions, LLC is a company that removes the confusion and bridges the gap between the business and the technology, along with enhancing security and regulatory compliance.