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HIPAA Assessment

HIPAA Assessment

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation,which provides data privacy and security provisions to safeguard medical information.

HIPAA isapplicable forany medical practice, health insurance plan, third-party clearinghouse, or any businesses involved with healthcare abiding by all the mandates of HIPAA, ensuring that patient information is kept confidential and secure and has a number of components to consider for an entity that lawfully must be compliant. These entities are also referred to as "covered entities."

HIPAAis divided into 5 Titles out of which Title 2 defines the requirements for data security and privacy of personally identifiable health care information (PHI).

Title 2 defines the policies, procedures and guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information as well as outlining numerous offenses relating to health care and sets civil and criminal penalties for violations.

The HIPAA Title 2 is primely divided into followingparts:

  • Privacy Rule, or Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information.
  • Security Rule, or Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information establish a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in electronic form.
  • Breach Rulerequires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information.

Assessment Process

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.

HIPAA certification process involves the following major steps:

  1. HIPAA Scope Review and Finalisation
    We assess the key elements of the business and define the actionable scope as per your business requirement.

  2. Gap Assessment
    While doing a gap assessment, our approved and certified auditors will have a closer look at your organization business processes, various controls implemented, and existing and potential business requirements and compare it with the requirements of HIPAA.
  3. HIPAA Audit
    Auditors conduct an internal audit determining the status of implemented HIPAA Controls implemented, that are in compliance with the regulation and organization policy procedure requirements

Companies who are HIPAA compliant significantly reduce their risk of a breach, and therefore, their exposure to penalties and reduce the reputation loss.

Increased credibility, trust and confidence of partners and customers:
When your business in 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 negative affect on business reputation.

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