Compliance with the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy standards can place a heavy burden on your healthcare operation’s IT team. The Act establishes an irrevocable duty to operate a secure patient data management system. It sets a high bar for IT security, and establishes accountability, with no exceptions.
Your staff must prevent unauthorized access to patient data, eliminate system vulnerabilities, and establish safeguards. Your IT environment must demonstrate a dedication to patient privacy, patient disclosure authority, and restricted access. Failure to meet HIPAA standards may subject your organization to enforcement actions under Section 45 C.F.R. of HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules.
Achieving and maintaining Federal regulatory compliance is, for many organizations and businesses, a matter of mission-critical importance. For over fifteen years, Ward IT Security professionals have been successfully managing federal regulatory compliance for state agencies, higher education facilities, insurance exchanges, nonprofits, and vendors.
Through collaboration with your staff , we will put our experience and knowledge to work finding the answers to your company’s compliance issues.
During a recent Privacy Program project, our team implemented all required HIPAA Privacy policies and directives within an existing mature policy structure at a large State Agency.
Why We’re Best in Class
Our experience in privacy compliance is not limited to assessments of existing programs. Our team has successfully implemented privacy programs for newly defined HIPAA covered entities.
For enterprises subject to HIPAA regulations, our Privacy experts bring an unrivaled level of legal expertise and experience to HIPAA compliance engagements. Our methodology ensures seamless integration of HIPAA regulatory requirements into existing information security programs, business processes and organizational culture.
Our Collaborative Approach
Collaboration is foundational to achieving the very best results in securing your organization. Our approach with IT staff, management and business process owners is inclusive and key to cooperation, consensus and collaboration.
Effectively securing your organization is almost impossible without collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.