Windows XP in the Healthcare Industry

If you are using Windows XP and are in the healthcare industry, it is time to make changes to avoid non-compliance and liability.  As of April 8, 2014 the extended support for Windows XP comes to a final end.  This means that there will be no more releases of any security patches or updates.  This will make Windows XP non-compliant with HIPAA.

§164.312(e) “Standard: Transmission security. Implement technical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to electronic protected health information that is being transmitted over an electronic communications network.”

If any of your business computers are still running Windows XP, Allstate IT Solutions can help you implement the necessary changes before April 8, 2014.