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Cloud-Native HIPAA Compliance Software  

For Securing Health Data on Distributed Endpoints 

^ Patch Windows OS and third-party applications 
^ Deploy security software to remote workstations 
^ Inventory endpoint software and hardware 
^ Enforce and maintain secure endpoint configurations  

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How Action1 Helps with HIPAA Requirements 

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45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A), 
45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(B)

The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to conduct a risk assessment and mitigate vulnerabilities that threaten the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI). This includes identifying and mitigating risks unpatched software poses to an organization’s ePHI.

Remediate vulnerabilities

Implement an OCR-recommended, HIPAA-compliant patch management process from end to end, and demonstrate to auditors that you have it in place. Check this box on your compliance checklist confidently and with ease.

Keep your OS and third-party applications, including your custom and proprietary software, up to date on the latest patches. Patch all servers and workstations even if they are remote, not connected to a corporate VPN, not joined to a domain, or offline.

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Identify missing updates

Close the window of opportunity for attackers by identifying what Windows OS and third-party application updates are missing on what endpoints and getting alerts on new Windows updates.

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Automate patching

Test patches on isolated systems before their rollout, approve updates for deployment, and schedule updates to be applied to production systems as granularly as you need.

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Verify patching results

Validate in real time that patches were applied correctly without manually checking every workstation. Get reports on installed updates to prove your HIPAA compliance to auditors. 

45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) 

As directed by OCR, covered entities should have an inventory of operating systems, applications, device firmware, and other software. It helps healthcare providers determine which patches they need to apply. 

Keep up-to-date asset inventory

Start your risk management with an automated inventory. Gain accurate real-time insights into software in use, including its versions, installation dates and more, and verify that these systems and applications continue to be updated.    

Verify that no unauthorized software is installed on endpoints. Automate the removal of unauthorized or unsupported software to strengthen your data security. 

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45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(5)(ii)(B) 

HIPAA standards require covered entities to use anti-malware to prevent a data breach.

Deploy and update anti-malware 

Ensure and demonstrate to auditors that your servers and workstations are protected with authorized and up-to-date anti-malware. 

 Deploy Webroot, Malwarebytes, or other security and HIPAA compliance solutions consistently across all onsite and remote endpoints and update it as soon as a new update is available from a single centralized location. Be notified about any removal of an anti-malware solution that can bring you out of compliance. 

45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(6) 

HIPAA requires a covered entity or business associate to identify and respond to security incidents.   

Detect and respond to incidents faster

Get real-time alerts on security changes on your endpoints that may result in a breach, such as unauthorized software installations, encryption disabled or unauthorized accounts created. 

Respond to incidents faster and bring your endpoints back to a secure state with automated actions applied to individual machines or in masse.  

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45 C.F.R. § 164.312(a)(2)(iii) 
45 C.F.R. § 164.312(a)(2)(iv)

Covered entities and business associates must implement technical controls to ensure that only personnel with authorized access rights can access ePHI. 

Enforce secure endpoint configurations

Apply security configurations, such as enforcing automatic logoffs and enabling BitLocker, across onsite and remote endpoints with pre-built and custom scripts without manually connecting to individual machines.  

 Verify that your technical safeguards for endpoints are in place with pre-built and custom reports, e.g. that BitLocker is enabled and workstations are protected with HIPAA-compliant encryption.

Security Is Our Priority 

Action1 helps healthcare providers fulfill HIPAA requirements and OCR guidelines on patch management and endpoint security configurations and is also a secure and compliant solution.

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Security features

Action1 enforces two-factor authentication, provides role-based-access and audit logs, and secures all connections with TLS 1.2 and AES-256.  

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Compliant solution

Action1 is compliant with the requirements of security standards and regulations, such as SOC 2, ISO/IEC 27001 and HIPAA/HITECH.

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Secure remote access

Action1 saves you from poking extra holes in your firewall configuration, such as opening an inbound port for remote connections to resources.

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Why customers choose Action1

Tame complexity

Get up and running and start getting value in one hour with a solution that is easy to deploy and just works. No legacy technology, clunky tools, and feature overload.

Stay flexible

Implement patch management, inventory, endpoint security, and monitoring requirements the way your organization needs, with granular, easily customizable policies.

See phenomenal ROI

Get your first 100 endpoints free of any charge, with no strings attached. Scale up at a simple, all-inclusive price without hidden costs or nickel-and-diming.

What Our Customers Say

Without adequate patch management in place, I would have to go around to each individual machine to keep them updated. It could leave us open to security vulnerabilities, as a manual approach always leaves a gap for patches to be missed

Chris Delez

Information Systems & Building Manager, Area Agency on Aging of Broward County

With our previous tool, we were under constant risk, as 20% of our network was not being patched with security updates because they were off-site or not joined to our company domain. Action1 addresses this security gap by enabling us to establish a robust patch management program that covers 100% of our devices.

Joe Holder

IT Director, The Arthur Companies

We are audited for ISO 27001:2018, and patch management is one of the requirements. Thanks to Action1, we’ve set up patching policies that meet our organization’s needs. As a result, we update the whole infrastructure in minutes. We also leverage Action1 to monitor the state of our IT assets as required by ISO 27001:2018.

Andrei Pastiu

Security Engineer, Yonder

Frequently Asked Questions

What is HIPAA compliance?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1996. It sets forth rules and regulations designed to protect the security and privacy of personal health information. To be HIPAA-compliant, an organization must take steps to ensure that it is protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal health information. This involves implementing certain policies and procedures, training staff on HIPAA requirements, and regularly monitoring the organization’s compliance with the law.

Is HIPAA compliance required?

Yes. All individuals and organizations that handle personal health information, must be HIPAA-compliant. Violations of HIPAA can result in fines and other penalties. 

Who does HIPAA apply to?

HIPAA applies to a wide range of organizations and individuals known as “covered entities.” This includes healthcare providers, such as doctors and hospitals, health plans, such as insurance companies, and healthcare clearinghouses, which process health information. HIPAA also applies to certain “business associates” of covered entities, such as companies that provide billing or transcription services to a hospital. HIPAA applies to any individual or organization that handles personal health information, regardless of whether they are located in the United States. 

How to get HIPAA compliance?

Here are some specific steps that an organization can take to become HIPAA-compliant: 

    1. Conduct a thorough risk assessment to identify potential vulnerabilities in the organization’s handling of personal health information. 
    2. Develop and implement policies and procedures that are designed to protect personal health information, including policies on access control, data security, and data disposal. 
    3. Train all staff on HIPAA requirements and the organization’s policies and procedures. 
    4. Implement technical safeguards, such as encryption and firewalls, to protect personal health information. 
    5. Regularly monitor and audit the organization’s compliance with HIPAA requirements. 
    6. Work with legal and compliance experts to ensure that the organization meets all HIPAA obligations. 
    7. Develop a plan for responding to HIPAA violations and breaches of personal health information. 

It is important for organizations to consult with legal and compliance experts to develop a plan that meets their specific needs. 

How much does HIPAA compliance cost?

It is difficult to estimate the cost of HIPAA compliance, as it can vary depending on the type, size and complexity of the organization. In general, smaller organizations may be able to implement HIPAA-compliant policies and procedures at a lower cost than larger organizations. Experts estimate that ballpark numbers are $4,000 – $12,000 for a small covered entity and $50,000+ for a medium to large business. Additionally, organizations may need to invest in technology and other tools to help them comply with HIPAA requirements.  

What are the benefits of HIPAA compliance software?

HIPAA compliance software helps healthcare organizations improve security and protect personal health information. By using HIPAA compliance software, organizations also reduce their risk of HIPAA violations and breaches of personal health information. This can help to protect the organization from financial penalties and reputational damage. Additionally, HIPAA compliance software enables healthcare organizations to reduce time and effort spent achieving and maintaining compliance so they can focus on improving individuals’ and communities’ health and wellbeing.