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Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

CynergisTek Ranks No. 2252 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 174%

CyInc 5000nergisTek™, a leading provider of IT security solutions and services for healthcare organizations, today announced that Inc. magazine ranked the company No. 2252 on the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

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THE CHS Breach: What You Need to Know & What You Should Do Today

By Mac McMillan and David Holtzman

On August 19th we awoke to the news from Community Health System (CHS) the health records of 4.5 million individuals were disclosed when a cyber criminal was able to penetrate their information system. CynergisTek believes that healthcare organizations should use the CHS breach as a call for action on steps to prevent a similar event from occurring elsewhere. 

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CynergisTek to Support CHIMEs Newest Association for CSOs

CynergisTek Invited to be a Foundation Member  of AEHIS

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently launched a new division, the Association of Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). AEHIS is designed to support and educate top healthcare IT security leaders, especially the CSO and CISO. The association is the first professional group designed specifically towards the security professional. It officially launched on July 31st with 50 members, and aims to reach 100 members within the first year. CHIME is hosting three educational events this fall to help launch and build support for the association, titled “The Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security LEAD Forums” which are being held across the country.

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CynergisTek Listed in Top Three of New KLAS Report on Healthcare Security/Privacy

CynergisTek has been recognized by KLAS® as one of three firms provider organizations are turning to most for privacy and security assistance, in its groundbreaking report released in May 2014, entitled “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.” CynergisTek leadership supported KLAS’ effort to develop its first ever report on firms providing privacy and security services, and commends the organization for its focus in the space.

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How Would You Perform In an OCR Audit?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) piloted a random audit program to measure compliance with HIPAA Rules and will rollout the program later this year. During the pilot program, many organizations struggled to demonstrate compliance and the biggest reasons heard were, “unaware of the requirement” and “incomplete implementation”.* OCR found that only 11% of the selected entities did not have any findings or observations of non-compliance.All of OCRs findings and observations prove how important it is to periodically and thoroughly review your security program to ensure compliance with HIPAA rules, especially now that the Omnibus Rule was passed. It is important, necessary and the right thing to do. CynergisTek offers several solutions and workshops to help organizations improve their security programs. All of our services can prepare and help your organization demonstrate compliance if ever selected for a random audit.

Findings by HIPAA Rules

Privacy Rule Findings

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60% of the violations fell under the HIPAA Security Rule. OCR reported that most didn’t have a thorough risk assessment (as required by the Security Rule). CynergisTek offers many services, including a third-party risk assessment, to help improve the integrity of your security program.

Click here to learn more about our OCR Audit Services.

Nearly half of the findings under the Privacy Rule fell under policy and procedures. Organizations need to regularly evaluate their privacy program to ensure compliance. CynergisTek can assess the current state of your privacy program and address any gaps that are identified.

Click here to learn more about our Privacy Assessment.


* U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audits – Program Overview & Initial Analysis. April 2013.
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