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HIPAA COMPLIANCE CONSULTING
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance consulting is a specialized service offered to healthcare organizations, business associates, and covered entities to help them adhere to the regulations and requirements set forth by HIPAA. The primary goal of HIPAA compliance consulting is to ensure the privacy, security, and integrity of protected health information (PHI) and to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of patient data.
If you are a covered entity (health plans, health care clearinghouses, health care providers); provide treatment, payment, or operations in healthcare; have access to patient information; provide support in treatment or payment; are a business associate; or a subcontractor, then you must be in compliance with HIPAA at all times.
Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations and HIPAA compliance requirements can result in criminal charges or hefty fines, regardless of whether the violation resulted from willful neglect or intention. Even inadvertent violations are not considered justifiable by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services. Penalties for noncompliance are based on the level of negligence and may be up to $50,000 per violation, with a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year. This is in addition to other consequences enforced by applicable laws, litigations, and regulatory penalties.
Certcube Labs can evaluate your organization’s patient data-related processes, controls, and policies and identify any potential gaps between the practices and HIPAA requirements and advise corrective actions to be taken prior to an OCR audit or compliance review. We pride ourselves in taking extra security measures to ensure that privacy and security in your company are of paramount importance. Through our HIPAA compliance program, we offer technical safeguards to help you maintain crucial privacy policies and procedures.
- Audit Ready Patient Data Environment
- Patient Data Security Risk Management
- HIPAA Security and Compliance
- Increased Patient Data Protection
- Increased Customer Trust and Organizational Reputation.
- Implementation of Information Security Program
- Significantly limits security and privacy breaches.
- Effective Incident Response Planning
Our approach to HIPAA Compliance Consulting
The scope discussion involves defining the specific areas and processes within an organization that will be evaluated for compliance with HIPAA. During this discussion, key stakeholders, such as the HIPAA compliance officer, IT personnel, legal team, and relevant business units, come together to determine the scope and objectives of the assessment.
our team examines how the organization collects, uses, stores, and discloses PHI and whether appropriate safeguards are in place.
Our training team will deliver comprehensive HIPAA compliance awareness training, covering the entire HIPAA process and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the internal team.
The process involves below mentioned points :
- Map how PHI flows and where it is created and transmitted. What happens to PHI in the system, how is it stored, and how does it leave the environment?
- Identify threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in your system, applications, and processes. Hackers, weak passwords, and disgruntled employees are all threats to your business.
- Decide and analyze HIPAA risk level. To properly rank risks, consider both the probability of a threat occurring and its potential impact.
- Create a risk management plan and test your environment with vulnerability scans, penetration tests, and gap analysis.
Our team prepares a detailed audit report summarizing the findings, results of the assessment, and recommended actions to mature the overall compliance process.
Periodic review and Updates
Our team involves in implementing periodic reviews of policies and procedures. The OCR will review how the policies are being implemented and see how clients created a progression plan. This way, the OCR knows when progress is being made toward achieving the goal of new programs or policies.
Regular Internal Audits
The internal audit allows you to identify and address potential risks or instances of non-compliance saving you both time and money. Our team can perform a security risk analysis to determine weaknesses in the client’s environment
Internal Recovery Plan
A crucial part of HIPAA auditing is having a plan for further steps in case of a data breach or other violation. Our team will prepare an internal recovery plan that outlines specific steps to address and rectify the breach as well as prevent future occurrences.
Our HIPAA ComplianceServices
The objective of HIPAA network penetration testing is to proactively identify and address security gaps, ensuring that the organization’s network infrastructure is adequately protected against potential threats and adheres to HIPAA requirements. Regular network penetration testing can help healthcare organizations stay ahead of cyber threats and maintain a strong security posture to safeguard PHI and sensitive information effectively.
Vulnerability scanning is a proactive security practice that involves the use of automated tools to scan an organization’s network, systems, and applications for potential vulnerabilities. The aim is to identify security weaknesses that could lead to unauthorized access or breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI) and other sensitive data
We conduct thorough evaluations of the organization’s compliance with the Security Rules. We verify the implementation and effectiveness of security controls, policies, and procedures to assess the organization’s readiness for potential audits or compliance reviews
Risk analysis is a systematic approach used to identify, assess, and prioritize potential risks and threats to the security and privacy of patient data within a healthcare environment. The goal is to understand the potential impact of these risks and take appropriate measures to mitigate them effectively.
The HIPAA Security Rule’s Security Awareness and Training requirements emphasize educating the organization’s workforce on the significance of protecting PHI and equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills to ensure effective patient data security.