HIPAA Analysis is the first step in an organization’s Security Rule compliance efforts.
A HIPAA analysis is an ongoing process that should provide the organization with a detailed understanding of the risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) held by the organization. The Security Rule requires organizations to implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain and correct security violations. (45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(1). Risk Analysis is a required implementation specification to ensure compliance and an element of the annual compliance plan. The HIPAA Risk Analysis covers the Security Rule’s three aspects of Administrative, Physical and Technical safeguards. The Privacy Rule protects the privacy of health information and addresses two key rules. Number one; assigns the rights to individual patients to provide control over their health information. The second rule provides standards for the way health care providers, health clearing houses and health plans are permitted to access, use, and disclose health information.
How can Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Help?
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) HealthCARE Specialists assist with HIPAA Risk Analysis which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment
- Review and advise on HIPAA Policies and Procedures
- Perform HIPAA Training regarding Privacy and Security Rules
- Review IT's role in the facility’s HIPAA Compliance
- How to handle a potential HIPAA Breach
- Assist with action plans of identified risk areas including monitoring and auditing