Nobody thinks complying with the HIPAA Security and Omnibus Rules are easy. Both HIPAA regulations are hundreds of pages long, require a lot of understanding, planning, policies and technology to be in full compliance. It should be noted that there is a huge difference between not complying, trying to comply and being in full compliance with HIPAA regulations.
When it comes to complying with government regulations it is really important to show that you have taken the regulations seriously and have made a valiant attempt to comply. We like to say that it is important to have a good story to tell if your organization is ever audited and asked to prove compliance. A good story allows you to show that you have not ignored the regulations and have make good efforts to comply. A good story may leave you short of full compliance but demonstrates that you have taken steps to become compliant.
3 thing you can do
If your organization were to get audited you can rest assured knowing that the auditors will be looking for the following 3 items:
- Proof of your HIPAA Risk Assessment / Risk Analysis
- A copy of your HIPAA Policies and Procedures
- Proof that you have provided HIPAA security training for your employees
It can be argued that each of the above 3 items may be more important than the others but the fact is all 3 combined are significant.
The HIPAA Risk Assessment is the core of the HIPAA Security Rule. It is one of the best ways of understanding the risks to patient information and determining additional security that should be implemented to protect the data.
HIPAA Policies and Procedures are the blueprints of how your employees should protect patient information. Without written Policies and Procedures you are hoping that your employees do the right thing with regard to protecting patient information.
HIPAA security training makes sure your employees understand the risk to patient information and follow your written Policies and Procedures.
Easy and inexpensive
HIPAA Secure Now! can help you have a good story in as little as 2 weeks. Our full service provides a thorough HIPAA Risk Assessment, written Policies and Procedures and HIPAA security training for your entire staff. A practice administrator, operations person, compliance person or physician will only spend about 3 hours working with us on the Risk Assessment. From there we do the rest. We perform your Risk Assessment, we write your Policies and Procedures and we train your employees!
The cost of the HIPAA Secure Now! full service for organizations with 10 or few employees is $999 and the cost for organizations with up to 50 employees is $1,750.
Now you see why we say that HIPAA Secure Now! is the fastest and easiest way to HIPAA compliance! Watch our introduction video below to find out more about HIPAA Secure Now!
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