Windows 7 End of Support Requires Upgrade for HIPAA Compliance

Windows and HIPAA compliance 2020 is almost here.  The days of a Windows system being valid for 10 years and the never-ending version of Office has come to an end, as Microsoft has adopted and standardized their end of support life cycles for all their software including operating systems.

Many of you have asked: What does 2020 compliance mean to me?

Basically this means if your office is running Windows 7, Server 2008, 2008 R2, or Office 2010 or earlier it will need to be replaced with Server 2016 or 2019 Windows 10 Pro and or Office 365 to be compliant with HIPAA standards by 2020. Assured Tech is here to make this transition smooth and cost-effective for your office.

As a follow-up to our e-mail, we are offering tremendous deals on refurbished and/or off lease Windows 10 Pro workstations. 

These units (Windows 10 pro, 12GB Ram, 240GB SSD) include a 1 year warranty and are only $550.00 per computer.  All we ask is for a commitment to purchase the amount of workstations recommend by your system administrators by August 23, 2019, in order to make the bulk purchase. This allows us to pass on savings to your office. Installation will be no later than the first half of December 2019. Your system administrator will be able to schedule this upgrade with your office on an individual basis.

We also offer fantastic low monthly charges for Office 356 (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). If not sure what version you have or if it will be HIPAA compliant, please ask you system administrator on his or her next visit.

Finally, don’t forget about our Assurance Compliance Plan!  Ask your system administrator how we can make your HIPAA, HITECH, PCI, and cybersecurity insurance compliance easy. We are certified to ensure your office due diligence is covered to protect patients’ information utilizing industry-best practices that monitor and capture the information needed to satisfy these new state and federal regulations.

Just a final reminder, just because you have cybersecurity insurance doesn't mean that your office is protected from all threats or data breaches. There are scans and compliances that the office needs to complete on a quarterly basis to qualify for and validate your cybersecuirty insurance.

If any questions, concerns, or appointment setup please contact us today.

Thank you,

Assured Technology Services Administration Staff