June 24, 2015

Assessment Series: HIPAA Compliance Assessment

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

HIPAA compliance is an ongoing challenge for healthcare enterprises, so the HIPAA Compliance Assessment was created to help meet the objectives of HIPAA while also providing insights into possibilities for streamlining processes and lowering costs.

With regulations that remain ongoing, convoluted, and potentially counter-intuitive, achieving HIPAA compliance at federally required measures is becoming more difficult in healthcare. Enterprise executive liability stipulates an ongoing effort for assessment to create a first-class compliance strategy. In the most minimum context, HIPAA has created complexities to the health insurance systemization that was already inundated with federal mandates. For example:

  • All departments and serviceable groups that deal with PHI will be observed with scrutiny for HIPAA compliance.
  • Policies in relation to HIPAA compliance must be written and documented, but employees are required to be trained on them whilst also having an expounded privacy officer accountable for managing the enterprise’s HIPAA compliance.
  • Noncompliance penalties have not been fully systematized but risk of press coverage and detrimental consumer perceptions cannot be overlooked.

The required HIPAA Compliance Assessment is intentioned to be brief, concise, and extensive. A complete assessment will include these measures:

  • Recognize state of readiness for all facets of HIPAA - privacy, security, and transactional
  • Ascertain areas of preeminent risk
  • Facilitate ongoing regulatory compliance
  • Offer insights into efficiency and fiscally effective initiatives

Miss the other two entries in the Assessment Series? Check out the HIPAA Risk Assessment and the HIPAA Security Assessment as well.

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Beware of HIPAA Ready Vendors!

Kris Gösser

Chief Marketing Officer

Knowing the difference between being HIPAA ready and HIPAA compliant could save you some big risks and some even bigger costs.

event-note June 4, 2015

What is the cost of a HIPAA audit?

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

The cost of a HIPAA audit depends on audit type – HIPAA gap assessment, full HIPAA audit, or validated HITRUST assessment – and indirect costs like time.

event-note January 23, 2019

Assessment Series: HIPAA Risk Assessment

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

All organizations that are responsible for PHI are mandated to conduct a HIPAA risk assessment as the first step toward attaining true HIPAA compliance.

event-note June 9, 2015

Assessment Series: HIPAA Security Assessment

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

In this second entry of our Assessment Series we explore what a HIPAA Risk Assessment is and why it is crucial handling PHI.

event-note June 16, 2015