KMBS U.S.A.'s Konica Minolta Multifunction Products Can Help Meet Privacy Standards Required By HIPAA

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.'s Konica Minolta multifunction products can help meet privacy standards required by health insurance portability and accountability act.

With the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), many health care related facilities became concerned about how HIPAA regulations apply to the security of office machine printing, copying and scanning. To address these concerns, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. reviewed Konica Minolta products' physical safeguards, access and audit controls as they relate to HIPAA standards. KMBS has issued a white paper to identify and explain the many ways Konica Minolta MFPs comply with the HIPAA privacy standards and implementation specifications.

"Konica Minolta MFPs can provide health care professionals with the security, reliability and stability that they demand and that is required by HIPAA," says Chris Bilello, director of business development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions. "This is true whether the Konica Minolta MFP is installed in a small office as a workgroup device or in a large hospital as a departmental solution. Our white paper explains in detail how Konica Minolta MFPs meet specific HIPAA requirements."

The white paper notes that, "With the growing popularity of connected office machines, people in the health care industry will increasingly look to MFPs as an efficient and cost effective method of distributing, storing and receiving ePHI [electronic Protected Health Information]. Security measures for Konica Minolta MFPs can easily be adopted for use in the health care industry and will grow more relevant as the trend towards electronic storage and maintenance of protected health care information continues."

In addition, the white paper reviews how the Konica Minolta document management software solution, Recollect® Software, can assist health care entities comply with HIPAA's backup storage, archival and retrieval ePHI standards.

To view the white paper, "Fundamentals of HIPAA Security for Konica Minolta Multi-Functional Digital Office Machines and Software Solutions," please click here.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, was formed on October 1, 2003 through the integration of Minolta Corporation and Konica Business Technologies, Inc. The combined company offers a comprehensive line of color and monochrome multifunction peripherals (MFPs), printers, facsimile machines and associated software that address the essentials of imaging for companies and organizations ranging from the small office/home office to large production operations. By bringing together the strengths of its two founding companies, Konica Minolta Business Solutions is able to offer its customers a wide range of state-of-the-art, cost effective office products and services.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., an operating company of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., and will service the office technology needs of companies in North America.  Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. was formed on August 2003 through the merger of Minolta Co., Ltd. and Konica Corporation.
 
While the operational details of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. evolve, products will continue to be marketed in the U.S. under both the Minolta and Konica brand name until April 1, 2004, when all products will carry the combined Konica Minolta brand identity.  Product and service information will remain available on line at https://kmbs.konicaminolta.us Information on Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., including merger details, can be found at https://kmbs.konicaminolta.us