It’s happened. Just as Microsoft SQL Server 2008 reached end-of-life in July 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 reached end-of-life on January 14, 2020. Per Microsoft, that means “there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.”
Perhaps you got lucky. If you still rely on Windows Server 2008, but you submitted your HIPAA compliance paperwork prior to January 14, 2020 (when the program was still being serviced), you may have dodged a bullet. Even so, to update your servers is a major technological step, and you need to start planning now if you want to remain compliant in 2021.
Have you lost HIPAA compliance?
If you still rely on Windows Server 2008 since 1/14/20, then you are no longer HIPAA compliant—and that could cost you. As we stated previously in a C4 post: “It shocks many in the healthcare industry to learn that they can get fined for “not knowing” they are out of compliance. According to HIPAA fine ranges, this named violation category carries a maximum of $1.5 million per inspection. Category fines per violation range from $100 to $50,000 and numerous violations can rack up, one for each non-compliant find.”
Do not risk your business. Call us. We can help you plan and configure a compliant database server. As always, we will work with you to identify practical, cost-effective solutions that fit your way of doing business.