Serial Entrepreneur Launches Platform to Secure Patient Data During Pandemic
Privacy and security technology to address HIPAA noncompliance
LOS ANGELES — Stacy Kirk founded her first company, QualityWorks LLC, after working in the tech space for a decade. The software consulting company specializes in digital transformation, web and mobile application development, and software testing. After experiencing the challenges of establishing a cybersecurity program for her consultancy firm firsthand, Kirk founded her latest venture, Posture.
“I wanted something every business could afford,” Kirk said. “I wanted to create the QuickBooks of privacy and security compliance. Fortunately, our rich background in cybersecurity and process automation allowed us to identify commonalities and automate time-consuming procedures. For a new business, focused on growth and managing expenses, this would normally entail hiring a security consultant for $10,000-plus to set up a program. Our goal is to help small- and mid-sized businesses continue to grow without having to dedicate their limited resources to the regulatory minutia of HIPAA.”
Cyberattacks against health care organizations alone have doubled since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Posture has jumped in to help organizations like myCOVIDMD® combat these attacks by quickly establishing or hardening their HIPAA security and privacy program. Establishing a HIPAA program can normally take weeks, but for many organizations that are pivoting to support the needs of the health care industry, they don’t have that time. COVID-19 has made practices more reliant on digital solutions like telehealth platforms.
“Posture is the backbone to our telehealth HIPAA security and compliance service,” said Nane Afoh-Manin, ER doctor and founder/chief medical director of myCOVIDMD. “We work with people who tend to have a distrust in the health care system. It was important to collaborate with a cybersecurity company that understood that. With Stacy as CEO, the value and importance of trust and reliable securities and compliance resonates from the top and permeates throughout the organization. Posture makes it personal.”
“Stacy and the Posture team were flexible, thorough, and made the HIPAA-compliance process extremely seamless,” said Mohamed Kamara, CEO/founder of InovCares. “We are eternally grateful for supportive partners, like Posture, with their turnkey HIPAA-compliance training and certification process.”