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HIPAA Made SimpleTM
When it comes to HIPAA compliance, it ‘s easy to become overwhelmed. To comply with HIPAA and HITECH regulations you must prove that you have appropriate Patient Health Information (PHI) handling processes in place—and in use—within your practice. Likewise, you must have written agreements and Proof-of-Compliance documentation from all Business Associates and subcontractors that have access to your patient’s PHI. There are over one-hundred compliance requirements that must be considered, and a breach of any one of them can lead to fines, extra recovery expenses, and most importantly the loss of your patient’s trust.
And if you have already considered your compliance status does this mean it’s time to sit back and relax? The answer is a resounding NO!
The Office of Civil Rights has instituted a standard of penalties that can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, whether intentional or not.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) began a pilot program to conduct audits of covered entities to assess privacy and security compliance. Will you be ready if OCR knocks at your door?
Look no further than the litany of data breaches posted on the OCR website to get a glimpse of what can go wrong with your HIPPA compliance activities. Hundreds of breaches have been reported to OCR and posted on its website since 2009. The reason given for more than half of the reports is theft. The remaining breach notifications relate to unauthorized access, loss, hacking and improper disposal.
HIPAA rules require that healthcare providers and their Business Associates apply appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Additionally, the HITECH Act requires that policies, procedures and technical controls be implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic PHI data. The Act also tightened breach notification requirements, increased financial liability amounts and established that covered entities are liable for their business associates.
More Power Technology Group understands the challenges that healthcare providers face and offers its comprehensive HIPAA Made SimpleTM Program to meet the challenge.
It’s more than just software, and it’s more than just a compliance assessment. It’s a complete process that includes assessment, site-specific policies and procedures, training for all staff, a comprehensive “Report on Compliance” for auditors, and specific recommendations for improvements.
And our HIPAA Made SimpleTM Program is extremely affordable for health care organizations and Business Associates of all sizes.
Contact More Power Technology Group today for more information.
Our unique HIPAA Made SimpleTM process is designed specifically to help you meet the challenges of regulatory compliance without a lot of pain. Our unique process delivers peace of mind, as well as the following:
· Organization-specific compliance procedures.
· One-year subscription to a secure, centralized cloud-based repository for all compliance related evidence.
· A complete HIPAA “Report on Compliance” as evidence of compliance efforts for auditors.
One-on-one training of your HIPAA Chief Security Officer.
· Training of all staff on HIPAA compliance requirements and your newly developed procedures.
· Specific recommendations for compliance improvements in all three segments of the HIPAA requirements.
It’s as simple as that!