2011 has been a great year for us and we couldn’t be more excited for 2012. We had the opportunity to work with some really great people at a lot of different medical practices throughout the United States. We got to show that the HIPAA Secure Now! process really works and can help practices with HIPAA compliance and patient data security.
We are experiencing the year-end push for HIPAA Risk Assessments so medical practices can achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use and receive their EHR incentive reimbursements. We spoke with a lot of nervous doctors and practice administrators who were unsure if we could finish the Risk Assessments by year-end. On our GoToMeetings to review the Risk Assessment reports, we had a lot of happy and relieved people.
2011 provided us with the opportunity to partner with some great people and companies. We have worked with large insurance companies that see how HIPAA Secure Now! and HIPAA insurance policies go hand in hand. We worked with lawyers that have medical practices as clients. We spoke with potential investors who were truly impressed with our services. The conversations and opportunities are very exciting. This brings us to looking forward to 2012.
2012 is shaping up to be an even better year than 2011. The opportunities to further partner with companies, that provide products and services to medical practices, continue to develop. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has begun the random HIPAA audits and will continue throughout 2012. Medical practices are realizing that now is the time to get serious about HIPAA compliance. And when practices start to get serious they have contacted us and have seen how HIPAA Secure Now! can help them.
Healthcare Information Technology (IT) is at the beginning of a huge cycle. As we move from paper records to electronic health records (EHR) the need for Healthcare IT will only increase. As we continue to evolve Healthcare IT to allow for total integrated sharing of patient records, the need to protect patient data will increase. HIPAA Secure Now! will continue to help practices with HIPAA security and patient record protection.
2011 has been an incredible year and 2012 and beyond are looking even better. We are in a truly incredible time of Healthcare IT transformation. We look forward to working with medical practices, working with strategic partners and being a part of this Healthcare IT transformation.
We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!