Dizzion Achieves HIPAA/HITECH Compliance for Secure Virtual Desktops

December 6, 2016 Off By Hoofer
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Dizzion, Inc., a full-service end user computing (EUC) provider, today announced that it has been independently validated by cyber risk management advisors, Coalfire, who found that Dizzion’s control posture is in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Breach Notification Rule. Dizzion, having met HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requirements will assist healthcare organizations, covered entities and business associates in attaining and maintaining compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.

Dizzion’s HIPAA compliant virtual desktops provide access to applications and data, including protected health information (PHI), from any device, anywhere by securing the desktop experience in the cloud. This type of availability is increasingly critical for successful mobile workforces, telemedicine, work at home programs and third-party collaboration. An increase in PHI breaches and evolving end user computing landscape are driving the demand for security and compliance:

  • 1 in 3 Americans were affected by a healthcare data breach in 2015 at an average cost of $363 per lost/stolen medical record.
  • Unauthorized access/disclosure (38%), theft (29%), and hacking/IT incident (21%) were the top three causes of healthcare breaches reported in 2015.

“In today’s cyber threat landscape, properly securing PHI and remaining compliant should be a top priority for all covered entities and business associates,” said Steve Prather, CEO and Co-founder, Dizzion. “This can be a massive undertaking for many organizations and becomes increasingly complex when you consider disparate employee locations, device mobility and the use of third-party contractors. Our virtual desktops help to solve those challenges and address many of the related risks associated with endpoint devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones.”

“One in three companies are projected to adopt DaaS in the next three years, and Dizzion continues to pave the future of end user computing with its HIPAA compliance,” said Kennet Westby, President and Co-founder, Coalfire. “This year was a record-breaking year for HIPAA non-compliance related fines, and the OCR has proposed an increase in audits for 2017. Furthermore, the ONC has expressed its intent to broaden its spectrum of audit candidates, introducing a clear need for organizations well beyond hospitals and health systems to meet HIPAA compliance standards.”

Dizzion’s HIPAA certification comes on the heels of its PCI certification, which it obtained last month. The company is the first Desktop-as-a-Service provider to achieve these compliance standards. To learn more about Dizzion’s HIPAA compliance certification and Business Associate Agreement (BAA), please visit our HIPAA compliance page.