Everyone in healthcare knows about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but HIPAA isn’t the only regulation that health providers deal with on a daily basis. Let us work with your business to develop a comprehensive solution to meet your needs.
Security in healthcare is paramount. IT services to protect patient privacy and assure HIPAA compliance is a most.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996. It has gained notoriety for establishing regulatory standards around patient data security and privacy. Just recently, however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) significantly has ramped its HIPAA audit program, with an increased focus on risk assessments.
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CIO Dynamics gives you security and privacy controls for protected health information
CIO Dynamics services are designed to meet the privacy and security requirements for Protected Health Information (PHI). Our policies, procedures, technologies and services are audited by an independent party to validate conformance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements, and CIO Dynamics will execute a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Covered Entities.
There are 9 standards under the Administrative Safeguards section.
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What steps need to be taken in order to become HIPAA compliant?
There are 4 rules that you will need to dissect.
Penalties for HIPAA Violations
HIPAA and HITECH mandate strict privacy controls on protected health information (PHI) and the penalties for the loss of PHI can be severe. In one of the largest HIPAA enforcement actions by the US government to date, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University were recently fined $4.8 million by the US Departments of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for mistakenly sharing patient data online. Following similar enforcement actions against QCA Health Plan ($250,000) for the theft of unencrypted health information, the OCR stated, “Our message to these organizations is simple: encryption is your best defense against these incidents.” While significant, fines can be dwarfed by consumer lawsuits and loss of business.
Single sign-on technologyaugments authentication, providing management controls and usage tracking to ensure that protected patient data doesn’t get into the wrong hands—or become visible to those without authorization to see and use it.
Physicians already spend 22% of time on paperwork for insurance, billing and compliance. And the pressures for efficiencies are increasing:
Facilitate compliance with federal and state laws, including:
There are 5 standards listed under the Technical Safeguards section.
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The Security Rule is made up of 3 parts.
Gain visibility into cloud usage, identify protected health information in the cloud, and enforce policies to meet HIPAA requirements
Why encryption matters:
Data encryption protects patient information and provides safe harbor against penalties and notification rules.