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What is HIPAA Compliance?

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.

HIPAA compliance is a complex and ever-evolving process, but it is essential to protecting the confidentiality and security of patient health information.

Why is HIPAA Compliance worth your time?

HIPAA compliance is worth your time because it helps you protect your patients’ privacy.

HIPAA compliance ensures that your practice is adhering to all of the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services in order to protect the privacy of your patients. The HIPAA Privacy Rule was created to ensure that health care providers do not share or disclose Protected Health Information [PHI] unless it is for a valid purpose.

While HIPAA compliance may seem like a hassle, it’s actually in your patients’ best interest to ensure their data is secure. If you don’t comply with HIPAA regulations, you could face severe penalties including fines up to $1.5 million per violation and prison time.

By keeping your practice compliant, you can rest easy knowing that you are doing everything in your power to protect your patients’ sensitive information from being used inappropriately or accessed by unauthorized parties.

Steps involved with Neumetric to obtain HIPAA Compliance

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.

Assessment & Identification

Assessment & Identification

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.

Key resource planning for certification

Key resource planning for certification

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.

Auditor & Audit handling

Auditor & Audit handling

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.

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Benefits you get with Neumetric's HIPAA Compliance Service

Neumetric's HIPAA Certification Service offers a unique, comprehensive approach to becoming HIPAA compliant.

HIPAA regulations can be complicated and daunting, but Neumetric's team of experts is here to help you make sense of it all. We'll work with you to identify the areas where your organization needs help and develop strategies for compliance, including:

  • A detailed security risk assessment: We'll conduct a detailed security risk assessment to help you understand the ways in which your organization is vulnerable to cyber threats. This process will include assessing your current security policies and procedures to identify areas where improvements are needed and identifying potential gaps in your organization's overall security program.
  • A training program for all employees within your organization: We'll develop a training program that will help all employees understand the importance of security and how they can contribute to the success of your organization's overall security program.
  • Testing procedures for any new software or hardware used by your company (a great way to ensure that you're not introducing unknown vulnerabilities into your system)
  • An action plan for improving compliance: We'll work with you to develop an action plan for improving compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards. This will include developing specific strategies for addressing any gaps identified in our initial assessment as well as recommending changes to your existing policies and procedures.

We also offer ongoing support throughout the process. Our team will be there every step of the way as you work toward HIPAA certification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, ISO 27001 is a standard that covers the management of information security. It's often used by organizations that need to comply with HIPAA and other privacy regulations.

Achieving compliance with HIPAA requires that you have a strong information security program in place, which can be achieved by implementing an ISO 27001-compliant security management system.

In short, here are some things to keep in mind to ensure Compliance with HIPAA:

  • Understand who your clients are and how they use your information.
  • Be aware of the risks associated with collecting, storing, and sharing private health information (PHI).
  • Know how to handle breaches and report them if they occur.

The law covers health care providers, insurers, and health plans that provide services or coverage to individuals. It also covers healthcare clearinghouses, which process claims or eligibility information for health plans.

 

HIPAA applies to "covered entities" in the United States—any person or entity that provides health care services (including doctors, hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities) or claims payment for these services from insurance companies or government programs like Medicare and Medicaid.