HIPAA compliance services are critical to protecting the privacy of patient health information and because of the hefty fines levied on healthcare organizations and third-party service providers found to be non-compliant.
I.S. Partners serves both covered entities and their business associates with comprehensive HIPAA compliance services. Our healthcare compliance experts also serves covered entities with third-party attestations for organizations to verify that their controls and policies align with HIPAA regulations.
Comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Services – What’s the Process?
As part of business operations, healthcare organizations and their vendors collect, store, transmit, or process sensitive information gathered from patients. With these activities comes the requirement to establish a set of security controls and objectives based on specific operations to handle risk management of this information.
HITECH / HIPAA Compliance Risk Assessments
As the first step in our compliance program, our certified auditors conduct an assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of ePHI. They analyze how your company collects, stores, processes or transmits patient information against the standards established by HIPAA-HITECH. Then, we provide a comprehensive risk assessment report which will outline the necessary steps for preventing data security breaches and avoiding penalties.
HITECH / HIPAA Compliance Audit
To achieve HIPAA compliance certification, your dedicated auditor will help your company implement data collection and storage policies. Then, the auditor is responsible for testing and validating your organizations’ information systems against the HIPAA and/or HITECH control objectives. Once the compliance engagement is complete, our team drafts and submits a full report on compliance.
- Analysis of data security controls and procedures.
- Network and physical site audit.
- Review of employee training related to patient privacy and security awareness.
- Check of incident response and breach notification policies.
Compliance & Security Program
The ultimate goal, when working with I.S. Partners, is to get your organization positioned for ongoing compliance. Our healthcare security team also provides clients with workable recommendations on how to strengthen policies and processes to protect and safeguard healthcare data information.
Third-Party HIPAA Compliance Services
Did you know that about 25% of all data breaches occur through data stored by third parties? To ensure that business associates of healthcare organizations are HIPAA compliant and have the best procedures in place, healthcare organizations must thoroughly audit all business associates that handle or store patient data.
I.S. Partners Seal for HIPAA Compliance Certification
Recipients of the HIPAA-HITECH certification seal have demonstrated that they comply with the privacy and security provision of the HIPAA-HITECH Acts, which establish rules for security, privacy, and confidentiality safeguards of protected health information (PHI) and electronic protected health information (ePHI).