About HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) states that information in any form – oral, paper, or electronic – that relates to a specific individual is protected health information, or PHI and requires that covered entities ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic PHI; that they anticipate information security threats, both intentional and unintentional; and that they ensure workforce compliance.

Assessing health care organization security and privacy preparedness

E Secure 360 help organizations from current and emergent privacy and security challenges in health care, as well as preparedness measures to avoid risk. A basic approach to assessing an organization’s current preparedness requires consideration in three key areas

Risk Management- Identify and assess data security risks to develop appropriate security controls to mitigate or avoid risk Allows health care
organizations to make informed decisions on how to allocate security resources to improve data protection
• Assess current security controls, audit logs, and current policies and procedures
• Review current Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

Security and Privacy Program – Develop and implement policies, procedures, and training needed to mitigate or avoid risk and create baseline
standards for the secure handling of sensitive patient information and organization-wide awareness of data privacy and security policies
• Create policies for proper handling of sensitive data; notifying HHS and the media of data breaches
• Train employees on data handling policies and apply policies to systems that store sensitive data
• Ensure employees are aware of data handling procedures and notification policies through effective training
• Modify BAAs to prevent breaches and ensure liability in event of breach
• Implement safeguards such as data encryption, user- and role-based access and identity management to prevent and limit inappropriate access to PHI
• Protect information assets and manage data associated risks through an accepted security framework (i.e., HITRUST)

Compliance –  Validate effective risk management and governance Reduces organizational risk; creates customer trust and confidence in an organization’s protection of PHI; reduces potential for financial penalties due to reasonable cause or willful neglect
• Demonstrate development and implementation of policies to address identified risks
• Monitor and log data handling procedures and compliance with established policies
• Conduct regular internal and third-party security audits and compare reports to internal and external benchmarks that may exist

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