At katalusys, we help organizations comply with HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a federal law enacted in 1996 that protects the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). The law requires organizations that handle PHI to implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. HIPAA also includes penalties for non-compliance and outlines specific requirements for the secure transmission of PHI.
HIPAA works by requiring organizations that handle PHI to implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Specifically, the law requires organizations to establish and maintain policies and procedures for protecting PHI, as well as conduct risk assessments and create a risk management plan. Additionally, HIPAA requires organizations to implement technical controls, such as encryption, to ensure the secure transmission of PHI and adopt physical security measures, such as limiting access to PHI. Finally, HIPAA requires organizations to provide training and awareness programs to ensure that employees are aware of their responsibilities in protecting PHI.
The benefits of HIPAA compliance are numerous. By implementing HIPAA-compliant safeguards, organizations are able to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. Additionally, compliance with HIPAA helps organizations maintain trust and loyalty from customers by demonstrating their commitment to protecting the privacy of patient information. Finally, HIPAA compliance can help organizations avoid penalties for non-compliance and ensure that their data management practices are in line with industry standards.
How katalusys can help you with HIPAA Compliance?
Getting management’s support: Meeting all HIPAA compliance requirements can be a costly process in terms of time and resources and cannot be achieved without the management’s support. katalusys’s security experts can educate senior executives and management about why compliance is important and necessary and how to go about achieving it.
Developing an internal security policy: We can assist you in creating an internal security policy based on the particular compliance standards that apply to your business. We accomplish this by conducting a gap analysis exercise based on HIPAA to determine where your security configuration is weak and how it may be enhanced. You can plan and enhance your resource allocation for security with this as well.
Inventorying the flow of Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI): HIPAA Compliance requires you to carefully record and document the flow of all protected health information to and from your organization – whether the information is being exchanged with partners or flowing between different information systems. katalusys can help you set up a process to maintain proper records and update these regularly.
Carrying out periodic risk assessments: We also conduct periodic risk assessments to identify the gaps in your security-related processes and control implementation. Additionally, we help you determine the severity of the threats to your information security and suggest ways to mitigate risks.
Making recommendations for risk mitigation: The risk assessment results are used to draw up a list of recommendations and controls for making your IT environment and information-sharing mechanisms more secure. Implementing these controls can help prevent data leaks, protect patient information, mitigate risks and bring you closer to compliance.
Documentation: HIPAA requires covered entities to document all relevant security policies and processes that then need to be reviewed on a regular basis. katalusys can help you prepare these documents after a thorough gap analysis and risk assessment. We also make sure that these policy documents are approved by senior management and audit-ready.
Making sure you remain compliant: After implementing the security policy and meeting all relevant HIPAA compliance requirements, you need to make sure that you continue to update your policies and procedures based on organizational changes and evolving legal requirements. We can partner with you to make sure that you continue to meet compliance needs in the future.
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