Windows 7 HIPAA Compliant Requirements – Microsoft Ends Service for Windows 7

The Windows operating system has long been the OS of choice for medical practitioners and other service providers throughout the industry. Windows 7 is one of the longest continually used versions from Microsoft as it initially came out in 2009 and then went global in a wider basis the following year. However, after a decade of use, Microsoft is looking to devote more of its time and resources on more recent releases of the operating system, which is why January 2020 marks the end of support for Windows 7. This means Windows 7 HIPAA compliant users will need to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 to remain not only HIPAA compliant, but to continue receive support and updates from Microsoft.


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