In the sometimes-complicated and ever-changing world of healthcare compliance, there are two (at least) rather challenging and undeniable facts:
One is that you don’t have a choice as to whether to be HIPAA compliant or not – it’s the law. If you don’t adhere to the provisions of HIPAA – the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, you’re opening yourself up to a host of fines and penalties that could seriously compromise the livelihood of your organization. The second challenge is that it’s getting harder and harder to remain HIPAA compliant, with the rising number of requirements and patients and records as well as the unfortunate growing reality of cybercrimes and computer security-related threats.
There’s good news, though, because there are two reassuring facts that can encourage healthcare organization in their pursuit of HIPAA compliance:
One, healthcare companies have no excuse for being unaware of the exact number, nature, and specificities of HIPAA law. There may be a lot of them, but they’re easily accessible. Second, with the right team, infrastructure, and process, any healthcare organization can not only be in complete compliance but in full confidence that they’re doing all they can and the best they can to keep safe, secure, and productive.
That’s why we created HIPAA Wall: to help companies meet and manage their numerous and often complicated HIPAA requirements as well as ensure their corporate infrastructures are safe from the growing threat of cyber attacks and data breaches. It’s also a way to make sure companies are competent and confident in what they’re doing.
Just as your IT firewall protects your company from outside security threats and inside data leaks, HIPAA Wall is designed to help companies keep educated, safe, and HIPAA compliant. This gives privacy and compliance officers and IT directors greater knowledge and control over the mountain of electronic health records, codes and regulations, and HIPAA requirements they face every day.
HIPAA Wall centers around these four cornerstone offerings:
▪ Data Loss Prevention gives companies ultimate visibility into where and how sensitive data is going, allowing them to manage where your most critical data is being sent and how it is being received.
▪ HIPAA Risk Analysis is a rigorous and detailed identification and prioritization of key risks currently facing a company, exploring the likelihood of a breach and the magnitude of its potential impact.
▪ HIPAA Cyber Security Training provides comprehensive, engaging, HIPAA-compliant security training to employees, reducing the chance of a data breach.
▪ Penetration Testing is a proven methodology that replicates real-world attack scenarios, testing an IT infrastructure so that companies can protect confidential data from today’s ever-evolving threats.
HIPAA compliance and IT competence doesn’t come by accident. It’s the result of having an experienced and educated team of experts who know what they’re doing and do it well. It’s about obtaining the right tools and technology to be proactive in detection and proficient in execution and remediation. And it’s about having the corporate resolve to do the repetitive and consistent things that build excellence and confidence over time.
There are many ways to achieve HIPAA compliance. It’s more about having a plan for achieving that compliance instead of installing this software or that hardware. Our goal is to walk customers through the HIPAA process and create solutions that match their business needs.
For HIPAA compliance, you can hide behind a wall of ignorance, inability, or inaction, or you can stand behind a HIPAA Wall of strategy, execution, and productivity. It’s your choice.