Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law, mainly focused on protecting sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge. The law that provides baseline privacy and security standards for medical information of US citizens.

HIPAA

The standard is applicable to covered entities and their business associates like health care clearinghouses, employer sponsored health plans, health insurers, and medical service providers that engage in certain transactions that involve digital transmission of patient health information (PHI)

HIPAA Regulation divided into Security Rule, Privacy Rule, Transactions and Code Sets (TCS) Rule, Unique Identifiers Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Final Rule. HIPAA Security Rule requires implementation of 1) administrative, 2) physical, and 3) technical safeguards.In Addition, it imposes other organizational requirements and a need to document processes analogous to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Assessment Approch

QRC follows a well-documented approach to work alongside our clients aiding them in attaining their compliance goals. This require a Well-documented execution plan along with defined milestones.

benefits

  • Minimize the key Data Risks by establishing authenticity by controlling access privilege

    Ensure your customer that you have adequate physical, network, and process security measures in place to deal with their protected health information (PHI).

  • Avoid expensive penalties on PHI disclosure

    Avoid hefty ones that may occur due to HIPAA violation, and save millions by properly addressing the risk issues.Whilst organization may be able to afford the penalties, negative publicity surrounding PHI or ePHI data isn’t something any of us would need.

  • Robust Security Management Systems to Protect PHI at all levels

    Adopting correct policies and procedures will help in ensuring the reliability of the safeguards,showcasing data handling best practices.

  • Builds the patient's, stakeholder's and partner's confidence in your brand

    When your business is HIPAA compliant, you can demonstrate to everyone who is associated with your business that their information is secure with you.The enhanced trust will ultimately result in increased business.

  • Protecting Image and Reputation

    Complying with the requirements of standard helps an entity to reduce reputation loss because, if the data has been compromised, it has a negative affect on business reputation.

frequently asked questions

Fines can be up to $250,000 for violations or imprisonment up to 10 years for knowing abuse or misuse of individual health information.

Information collected from an individual by a covered entity that relates to the past, present or future health or condition of an individual and that either identifies the individual or there is basis to believe that the information can be used to identify, locate, or contact the individual...and thus must be protected. PHI is a subset of PII.

Any healthcare entity that electronically processes, stores, transmits, or receives medical records, claims or remittances.

HIPAA Privacy Rule addresses appropriate PHI use and disclosure practices by healthcare organizations. The same rules, regulations and policies that regulate Privacy do not necessarily extend to the Security Rule. The HIPAA Security Rule revolves around safeguarding the systems that house or transmit PHI.

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