Becoming HIPAA compliant is a complex & time-consuming process.
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Who Is Required To Be HIPAA Compliant?
To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, Congress mandated the establishment of a set of national standards for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information, often referred to as “ePHI”.
These comprehensive security controls are enforced by the Office of Civil Rights, and apply to organizations, including, but not limited to:
Healthcare providers, (e.g. Doctors, Dentists, Nursing Homes, Clinics, Pharmacies) who transmit any information in an electronic form in connection with a transaction
Health insurance companies, who provide HMOs, company health plans, and other government programs that pay for health care, including Medicare, Medicaid or military/veteran-specific plans
Healthcare clearing houses, which includes those organizations and entities that process nonstandard health information which they receive from another entity
The first step an organization takes when evaluating its cybersecurity risk is to have a Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology recommendations, commonly known as NIST guidelines, and identifies and documents areas of risk associated with the creation, storage, transmission, and processing of ePHI in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
Policy Creation & Maintenance
Our solution provides fully templated, prebuilt policies to use and customize to fit your organization. There are over 60 policies available to simply adopt as-is, or that can be tailored to fit your existing processes and procedures. In addition, this solution provides the capability for organizations to publish and manage the distribution of these policies across their employee staff.
Security Incident Management
It is not a matter of “if but when” an organization will encounter a security incident. Whether it be internal or external, intentional or accidental, organizations must be prepared to deal with how they will respond to a security incident. Additionally, it is critical that all security incidents are properly documented and properly tracked. The cyber incident reporting and tracking system give the organization the ability to record and track the incident in one place, fulfilling your HIPAA compliance requirements.
Organizational Security Training
90% of security incidents are the result of bypassing an organization’s human controls. It is critical that organizations educate and test employees to strengthen the “human” firewalls. This is accomplished by making cybersecurity awareness a priority, by committing to implement a comprehensive and engaging security awareness training programs to keep security top-of-mind for employees.
Simulated Employee Testing
While most organizations are focused on securing their technology infrastructure, they miss the fact that the single largest factor for any successful cyberattack is the “human” factor. Simulated phishing campaigns are designed to test employees by sending phishing emails masquerading as a legitimate email. The employee vulnerability is detected and the employee directed to a phishing avoidance training module.
This collaborative approach is designed to provide a team of experts to work with your organization to help improve its overall security posture. Our managed services offerings go beyond providing the initial risk assessment. Our team will help in not only developing a corresponding remediation plan, but will also work with you to translate federal and state mandates that are relevant to your organization.