Safeguard your business and protect your patients with comprehensive compliance measures.
Nearly every business in the healthcare sector and many of their business associates are required to be HIPAA compliant. Failure to protect patient data and confidentiality could result in thousands of dollars of fines or even prison time. Therefore, an IT provider with a thorough understanding of HIPAA guidelines and how to implement technology systems for compliance is crucial.
Enacted in 1996 and administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) outlines regulations on the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). PHI consists of any information that could expose a patient’s identity, including but not limited to names, addresses, demographic information, medical records, test results, etc. Additionally, the HIPAA Security Rule requires the protection of all PHI electronically stored or transferred. This electronic data is called ePHI. With the continually broadening use of technology to handle and share patient information, HIPAA compliance is more complicated than ever.
Technology solutions to simplify compliance
Requirements included in HIPAA law include the administrative, physical, and technical protection of patient information. Therefore, HHS has established mandatory controls to cover each specific area of risk. Managing and maintaining compliance are made easier with technology solutions from Enegren. We offer support for securing your physical locations, protecting electronic data, and backing up all of your information for easy restoration if needed.
Because anticipating threats is pivotal in compliance, proper cybersecurity systems that include employee security training and education, system monitoring, and an incident response plan protect electronic information against attacks or hackers. Access control limits who is allowed to view or transfer physical access to patient data. It also provides a record of who accessed what and when. The HIPAA Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Specifications require the restoration of any loss of data from a secure remote data center. Therefore, reliable backup solutions (link to page on site) with appropriate data recovery procedures play a crucial role in your overall compliance plan.
Compliance support you can depend on.
Managing HIPAA compliance is complex and time-consuming. Trying to do it alone could be devastating to your business if mishandled. Keeping up with the demands of the process can be overwhelming for small in-house IT teams. Partnering with Enegren will help secure your physical and digital assets and give you peace of mind that you have experts you can trust. Whether you are well-versed in HIPAA compliance or a novice to the regulations, we can walk you through the entire HIPAA compliance process.
With decades of technology experience and a comprehensive understanding of HIPAA compliance, we have savvy tools to protect patient information. We will work with you to administer a risk assessment and identify any areas of weakness. Whether you’re looking for a full-service IT partner to walk you through the entire HIPAA process or you need assistance with a specific piece of the puzzle, the experts at Enegren will offer support and suggestions to improve your compliance plan.
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