HIPAA Compliance Services
The experts at Compass IT Compliance have vast experience working with some of the country's top healthcare facilities, helping identify gaps in protection and the steps needed to comply with HIPAA regulations. Our professionals have the necessary resources and knowledge to review your organization's existing security program from top to bottom and establish the required parameters to achieve compliance.
What is HIPAA? What is HITECH?
Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 to reduce health care fraud and abuse, mandate industry-wide standards for healthcare information on electronic billing and require protection and confidential handling of protected health information. HIPAA was strengthened in 2009 by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. HITECH addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, partly through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.
A HIPAA violation occurs when a patient's personal health information (PHI) falls into the wrong hands — willfully or inadvertently — without the patient's consent. HIPAA compliance is critical for companies operating in the healthcare sector because of the sensitive nature of the information involved and the potential punishments resulting from the violations. These violations may carry massive fines and cause irreparable damage to brand reputation and patient trust.
HIPAA Security Risk Assessments and Other IT Compliance Services We Offer
Compass IT Compliance has built a remarkable track record over the past decade, forging strong collaborations with healthcare providers and their partners to ensure full compliance with the stringent regulations of the HIPAA Security Rule and Privacy Rule as well as the the HITECH Act. Our specialized reports have proven invaluable in identifying and addressing control gaps, significantly reducing the risk of HIPAA violations and data breaches. These meticulously crafted reports serve as a solid foundation for organizations that deal with protected health information (PHI), offering essential insights to establish and maintain robust compliance levels. Some of the services we provide include:
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