Precision Business Solutions (PrecisionBS), an IT solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Brian Shrift, President, has earned his certification as a HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP).
HCISPPs provide the front-line defense in protecting health information. Backed by (ISC)², a global not-for-profit organization that delivers the gold standard for information security certifications, the HCISPP credential confirms a practitioner’s core knowledge and experience in security and privacy controls for personal health information.
“As we developed a more extensive clientele within the healthcare industry, it became apparent that these customers had needs requiring a more specialized skillset,” Shrift said. “When it comes to healthcare practitioners, the safety and security of the Protected Health Information (PHI) they maintain is a real concern for all of us, myself included.
By gaining this specialized knowledge, we’re raising the bar when it comes to IT Security, which applies to all of our Clients. And in this age, when every day you hear about a company losing its data or you receive that letter in the mail stating your credit card was compromised, more IT Security is good.”
Shrift earning HCISPP certification is also part of a more than year-long process in which PrecisionBS has engaged in order to create a comprehensive solution for healthcare organizations and their vendors, such as their accountant or attorney, to become compliant with HIPAA Security Rule. This effort included engaging with HIPAA compliance experts within the legal field to assure that all aspects of HIPAA Security Rule were met by one comprehensive solution.
“These laws affect everyone in the healthcare field – from the largest hospital group down to your single-physician, hometown practices,” Shrift said. “The way these laws are written and the requirements they enforce make it necessary to engage specialist within the legal and IT fields to assure compliance. That’s the gap we’re striving to fill.”