HIPAA Compliance Fast Track

Get Your Business Compliant with HIPAA's Security and Privacy Requirements
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Case Study: How Talkatoo and Brio Systems Saved Time Getting HIPAA Compliant

“We were dealing with a lot of sensitive patient data and our enterprise customers needed to feel confident we had the safeguards and policies in place to protect their data. Our business would not be possible without Securicy’s Information Security Management Platform and their team.”

-Aly Mawji, CFO, Talkatoo

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HIPAA-Compliant Security and Privacy Program Designer

The foundation of HIPAA Compliance Fast Track is a custom-generated information security and privacy program, with comprehensive internal policies, procedures, and controls. The Securicy platform develops a tailored set of critical components based on privacy regulations (HIPAA, PIPEDA, GDPR, CCPA) and information security best practices (SOC 2, CIS). Our security experts can provide additional guidance to make sure your program meets the unique needs of your business.

Security Gap Analysis and Planning for HIPAA Compliance

Get an assessment of the current security measures and infrastructure at your business, to identify gaps for reaching compliance with HIPAA. With an Information Security Gap Analysis report, you can understand the timeline and resources required for your business to become HIPAA compliant. As part of a gap analysis, Securicy will also develop a plan including practical technical recommendations to address the vulnerabilities identified and reduce security risks to get you quickly moving toward accomplishing your goal.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

HIPAA requires that organizations have a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan. The key objective of this plan is to keep your business protected, secure, and thriving even in the event of a crisis. This makes your business resilience, with processes to prevent known threats from causing undue damage to your organization, along with strategies for recovering in the event of a disruption or disaster. In addition to preventing incidents, a business continuity plan provides you with actions to quickly respond during an emergency or uncertain situations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare providers, healthcare plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and also any of their service or technology providers (known as “business associates”) must comply with HIPAA’s security, privacy, and breach notification rules. These are the organizations and entities in the United States that process, store, and transmit the health data of individuals for healthcare reasons.

Protected health information, or PHI, is any personal health data created, stored, or transmitted by covered entities and their business associates in order to complete healthcare-related activities and transactions. As an example, this could include data stored and transmitted by a technology service that provides email or text-based appointment reminders.

A Business Associate’s Agreement (BAA) is a contract required between a covered entity like a hospital or other healthcare provider and their associated vendors. The BAA outlines each party’s responsibilities as it relates to protected health information and makes responsible the vendor or service provider who is now entrusted with the protected health information. This means that if you are transmitting PHI to another service provider, having that service provider sign a BAA holds them responsible for that information.

There is no officially endorsed HIPAA certification and therefore no audits are required to be certified. Though companies are permitted to sell “certification” audits and services, these are not required by HIPAA for compliance. Under HIPAA, organizations must perform a periodic review of all technical and non-technical requirements, including security policies and procedures. This can be done internally using an information security management platform like Securicy to identify gaps in compliance and generate reports.

The proper technical, physical, and administrative safeguards must be in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all PHI. This means ensuring that there is no chance of unauthorized access, tampering, or damage to PHI electronically or physically. The Securicy platform guides you through establishing a foundation of HIPAA-compliant security policies and the action items required to ensure your PHI is safeguarded. 

Under the law, business associates can be held directly liable for HIPAA violations. Failure to comply with the regulatory requirements, such as the Security Rule or providing breach notifications, would be a violation of the terms of the business associate agreement. The Department of Health and Human Services has the authority to take enforcement action against business associates that fail to meet their obligations for protecting health information. 

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