NEC Successfully Completes HIPAA Security Audit

  NEC Successfully Completes HIPAA Security Audit

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- June 11, 2013

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced IT, networking, communications and biometric solutions, announced
today that its Managed Services system has successfully completed an
independent audit that complies with all HIPAA guidelines for security
assessment.

Like many businesses today, the healthcare industry has embraced electronic
communications and managed services as key elements that enable improved
operational efficiencies while enabling them to focus on their core business –
delivering the highest level of patient care.

As a provider of managed services to customers in the healthcare industry that
store or process electronic protected health information (ePHI), NEC’s
Availability and Performance Management (APM) platform may impact the security
of its customers. As such, NEC is responsible for implementing a number of
relevant HIPAA safeguards.

“The HIPAA security designation affirms NEC’s commitment to meet the highest
industry standards for delivering and operating our managed services,” said
Vinod Muthuswamy, vice president of managed services, NEC. “We work with our
clients ensuring that a critical part of their business is safeguarded. Data
protection, fault tolerance and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) are more
critical than ever in this vertical. Healthcare providers can’t afford to lose
a patient record, and any system downtime is costly. If systems are down,
patients can’t receive care. NEC offers managed service solutions that address
the needs of the healthcare profession and are affordable, easy to understand
and maintain.”

Completion of the HIPAA certification was conducted by the independent
regulatory compliance firm A-lign CPAs, of Tampa, FL. NEC complied with the
relevant safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule for the respective areas
mentioned below:

  *Administrative Safeguards
  *Physical Safeguards
  *Technical Safeguards
  *Organizational, Policies and Procedures and Documentation Requirements

The audit is recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA) as an acceptable method for a user organization to obtain
assurance about a service organization’s internal controls without conducting
separate assessments.

To learn more about NEC’s Managed Services, go to
www.necam.com/Services/IT_Infrastructure_Services/.

Links:
www.necam.com/
www.NECToday.com
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Contact:

NEC Corporation of America
Linda Graham, 214-262-3766
linda.graham@necam.com
 
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