As a solo practitioner or larger healthcare and medical provider, HIPAA compliance support is critical to your practice’s success. You’re well aware that failure to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can translate to fines and reputational damage, which is why we’re here to help.
Safeguarding Your People and Data
Are you worried about experiencing a data breach? It’s not an uncommon occurrence.
According to the HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, there were over 3,700 healthcare data breaches of at least 500 records between 2009 and 2020. And this risk isn’t going away. Judging by trends over the last decade, the risk of a data breach happening to your practice is continually increasing.
Striking a balance between maintaining your HIPAA compliance and preventing cybersecurity data breaches, while providing quality care is a unique and difficult challenge. It can be intimidating and time-consuming, but that’s where the Aeko team comes in.
Our HIPAA compliance support and IT services give you the peace of mind associated with knowing your patients’ personal information is secured while enabling you to attend to patients confidently. We work with your HIPAA coordinator to design IT solutions to deliver on your HIPAA controls.
How We Ensure Compliance
You’re probably thinking “This sounds all well and good, but how can I trust Aeko to ensure compliance?”
Here’s our process:
Perform a Risk Analysis
Cyber threats come in many forms. As such, having a solid cybersecurity defense is not just about having a robust security framework. You need to identify and address vulnerabilities in your system.
The first thing we do for you is perform a risk analysis. Although there is no exact formula for doing this, our process involves:
- Assessment of current security framework and policies.
- Threat/vulnerability identification.
- Data collection.
- Scope analysis.
- Likelihood of the occurrence of threats.
- The possible impact of threats.
Develop a System Security Plan
The system security plan we develop for you will govern everything to do with your security framework. It will cover:
- Security policies.
- Security controls.
- Timetable for introducing more controls.
- Risk categorization.
As an organization, it’s important to secure all the information within your databases and systems. However, not all the information is equally sensitive. By performing risk categorization, we divide data and information systems according to their sensitivity. From there, we make sure the most sensitive information is protected using the highest level of security.
Implement Security Controls
Under the HIPAA security framework, there’s an extensive catalog of security controls for institutions to adhere to. However, you are not required to implement all the controls; only those that apply to you. Once you determine the appropriate controls and meet the security requirements, you should document them in the system security plan.
Since HIPAA controls are extensive, determining the ones that apply to you may be confusing. Our experienced team can collaborate with your HIPAA coordinator to design IT solutions to deliver on your HIPAA controls in your system security plan.
Spearhead Employee Training
Your healthcare professional team is at the heart of your HIPAA compliance efforts. Regardless of how robust your security framework is, it will likely be compromised if your team is ill-equipped.
As a part of our compliance system, we organize comprehensive HIPAA compliance training for your employees. Among the areas of focus are the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule and procedures for the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.
Make HIPAA Compliance Support Easier
Every industry has its own ways of working. Aeko understands the customs and quirks of the healthcare industry so we can hit the ground running.
What makes us different from other healthcare IT companies is our deep knowledge of and exceptional approach to IT compliance services. So, if you’re worried about meeting HIPAA regulations and would rather just focus on helping your patients, we’ve got you covered.
Our HIPAA assessment and tools are efficient so you won’t have to waste any time worrying about compliance. We build a tactical technology strategy with our IT reports, then we establish a baseline of your procedures and monitor them against industry standards to make sure you’re always up to date. Wouldn’t it feel good to take compliance worries off your mind? Book a meeting or contact us to find the right HIPAA compliance support solution to fit your needs.
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