The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that requires health care providers to protect the confidentiality of patient health information. HIPAA compliance means that health care providers must take steps to ensure that patient health information is kept private and secure.
There are two main parts to HIPAA compliance:
1. ensuring the confidentiality of patient health information; and
2. ensuring the security of patient health information.
To ensure the confidentiality of patient health information, health care providers must use physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect patient health information from unauthorized disclosure. Physical safeguards include measures such as locked doors and cabinets, security cameras, and restricted access to facilities. Administrative safeguards include policies and procedures to protect patient health information, such as employee training and record keeping. Technical safeguards include measures such as firewalls and encryption.
To ensure the security of patient health information, health care providers must take steps to prevent, detect, and correct security vulnerabilities. Security vulnerabilities include any weakness in the security of patient health information that could lead to unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of patient health information. Health care providers must have a security management plan in place to address security vulnerabilities. The security management plan should include measures to prevent security vulnerabilities, such as employee training on security procedures, and measures to detect and correct security vulnerabilities, such as regular audits of systems and procedures.
HIPAA compliance is a complex and ever-evolving process, but it is essential to protecting the confidentiality and security of patient health information.
Our customised procedure will help you establish the credibility of your business, become HIPAA compliant by implementing necessary frameworks and security systems in your organisation.
Neumetric’s InfoSec team undergoes training from the organisation to understand their business. Once complete, Neumetric starts creating ISMS policies that are required for the HIPAA Compliance. A Gap Assessment is conducted on the organisation while the ISMS Policies are reviewed and approved by the management. An Implementation Plan is prepared based on the Gaps identified for HIPAA Compliance.
Based on the Implementation Plan, the gaps are remediated and the defined policies and procedural documents are implemented to bring procedural and cultural changes in the organisation. Post implementation, internal audit is conducted to review the closed gaps, newly defined processes and adherence to the HIPAA standard.
Audit is scheduled with a reputed certifying body to conduct the external audit. Once they are satisfied with the compliance, HIPAA compliance can be claimed by the organisation. The external audit is handled by Neumetric’s team of experts who are experienced in managing such audits for various standards and also relevant training is provided to the stakeholders to face the external auditors.
HIPAA compliance is important because it protects the privacy of patients’ health information. This information is often sensitive and personal, and it’s important that it is protected from unauthorized access.
HIPAA compliance is a must for any website that deals with sensitive personal health information. By ensuring that your website is compliant with HIPAA, you can help protect your patients’ privacy and keep their information safe.
While the penalties for non-compliance can be severe, the benefits of compliance go beyond avoiding fines. HIPAA compliance can help to build trust with patients, as well as improve operational efficiency.
If you’re creating website content that includes PHI, it’s important to be aware of the requirements for HIPAA compliance. Failure to comply with HIPAA can result in fines of up to $1.5 million.
There are many benefits to being HIPAA compliant, including reducing the risk of data breaches, protecting patients’ rights, and avoiding costly fines. If you’re not sure where to start, our team of experts can help you get started. Give us a call today to learn more.
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The HIPAA is a United State's legislation that sets standard for sensitive patient data protection. It is developed with the aim of providing data privacy and security in order to safeguard medical information. HIPAA is mandatory for companies dealing with protected health information (PHI). It applies to business having access to healthcare information; guidelines mostly imparted to employees through HIPAA training.
Neumetric's HIPAA Compliance Process takes 6 months
Neumetric offers a wide range of Cyber security compliance and certification services that are not limited to HIPAA Compliance. The other services include ISO 27001 Certification, SOC 2 Report, ISO 27701 Compliance, PCI DSS Certification, NIST Compliance, CSA Star Compliance and CCPA Compliance.
Apart from these Neumetric also offers Technical Security Services such as Web and Mobile Application Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Cloud and API Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, etc.