On July 9, 2019, Microsoft ended all support for SQL Server 2008 R2 including security patches, updates, and technical assistance. This means if a security vulnerability is discovered, Microsoft WILL NOT release a patch to fix it. Continuing to use systems that are no longer supported with security patches will put your organization at risk for data breaches. More importantly it violates HIPAA compliance requirements to protect devices against malicious software – opening your practice up to potential major fines. HIPAA Security Rule 45 C.F.R. 164.308 (a)(5)(ii) states that organizations must implement procedures for detecting, guarding against, and reporting malicious software. If you are using software that Microsoft no longer supports, you will not meet the requirements for HIPAA compliance.
Is your system at risk?
If you are using Lytec 2014 or older your system is at risk and needs to be upgraded immediately. If you are using Lytec 2015 or newer your system may also be at risk. Lytec 2015 and newer versions shipped with MS SQL 2012. However, if your software was only upgraded there is a chance you are still using SQL Server 2008 R2 as your operating system.
What should you do?
Contact us today for a risk assessment. We can quickly check to see if your system is at risk. If you are, we will help you upgrade to a newer version of the software and to a compliant operating system. You will get peace of mind that your system is secure plus the all the features and functions available in the newest software release. It’s a win/win.
To help ease the burden to your practice, we are offering special pricing for customers that upgrade before September 13, 2019. You can save up to 40% off Lytec. All Lytec 2019 purchases made from August 12, 2019 through September 13, 2019 are eligible to receive Lytec 2020 when it becomes available in March 2020.