Why BC Solutions cares about Data Security at your Hospital and Laboratory:

Who doesn’t want to provide a secure data environment, improve performance on your IT platform, and increase the performance of your IT network?  To be honest….not many people.  Your IT department for sure, but everyone else on your network?  They just want to know they won’t get in trouble or run into delays.

BC Solutions has been in the business of clinical laboratory IT for over a decade.  Our employees have been in the industry for an average of 25 years.  We have seen the changes that affect how work is done in the hospital and laboratory setting.  One area that seems to change daily, and affect everyone from patients to doctors, IT departments to vendors is the security of information on your network.

When BC Solutions heard about Dispersive Technologies and their innovative technology we immediately recognized the benefits to our industry.  Currently being used by defense, financial and energy companies, the next logical sector is healthcare.  Patient data security is now more important than ever as the ways it is used and accessed continue to increase.

Please join us on January 21st for a Webinar explaining more about a technology that can transform the public internet into a high performance, highly secure alternative to private networks.

Our expertise at BC Solutions is in testing and validation, so we won’t try to explain the details that make Dispersive a game changer.  But, we do hope that you will attend the webinar and learn more from Dispersive directly, or check out this great article in Forbes Magazine: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2014/10/16/cybersecurity-turning-the-tide-on-hackers-with-dispersive-technologies/

Dispersive Technologies’ solutions allow you to leverage your existing investments and processes to achieve Higher Speeds, Tighter Security and Greater Reliability.  We think you’ll agree that this technology helps to level the playing field and protect networks from hackers.

  • Higher Speeds: Dispersive-enabled networks send data up to five times faster than existing Virtual Private Network solutions by creating multiple independent paths and rolling away from congested pathways
  • Tighter Security: Multiple independent path selection changes continuously and message encryption varies from path to path during the session. Consequently, it’s virtually impossible for man-in-the-middle attackers to know which routes you are using, much less collect enough meaningful data to reassemble your communications
  • Greater Reliability: Dispersive Technologies robust networking solutions continuously monitor the health and performance of each independent pathway and roll traffic to new paths when problems are sensed.  Your data bypasses bottlenecks and avoids router failures

Click here to register now for the Webinar on January 21st at Noon EST.   Webinar Registration


Health Care IT Security

Health Care IT SecurityThe conditions in which health information may be used is established by the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The rule’s intention is to insure that patient information and data is only seen by those who actually need to see it. But these days, where information may be stored in many different places and on many different systems, adhering to these rules has become more and more challenging. IT system security breaches are becoming common place and in the end the responsibility lies with the covered entity or health care provider.

Part of the issue, according to health care IT security companies, is the perception of many health care organizations. A lot of smaller hospitals and practices think that since they don’t collect credit card numbers, they don’t need to invest in security for their IT systems. What they don’t realize is that personal data, particularly medical data, is a valuable commodity to hackers and that information can be sold or given to unscrupulous entities.

Another issue is the recent onset of newer technologies. The widespread integration of EHR systems in the health care industry is streamlining and making patient information more readily available to doctors and health institutions, but it’s also become a popular target for hackers.

Additionally, many vendors are developing apps to work with providers IT and EHR systems, but don’t take HIPPA concerns into consideration when developing the apps allowing hackers to easily subvert security and steal data.

Providers and vendors aren’t always at fault, however. When Windows recently ended it’s support for Windows XP, it created a security risk for any practice that accesses electronic Protected Health Information via that product. While these practices weren’t at fault for the risk created, it is their responsibility to upgrade their systems.

When security breaches occur, the cost is usually a lot more than just stolen information. Once they are discovered, laws require providers to notify anyone who may have been affected by the breach which, in turn, undermines patients trust in the health organization or vendor. If the lost information ends up being used maliciously, the provider is almost certain to be staring down the barrel of a lawsuit.

In the end health care security needs to be taken very seriously, regardless of the size or function of the organization. When working with outside vendors, providers need to vigilantly research and confirm the security of any IT system they will be using.

BC Solutions specializes in full-scale, clinical laboratory software system installation and management solutions. We offer a complete range of services for our clients because installed compliant systems are more than just testing and validation.