Today, it’s not a matter of if your IT will be compromised, but when. You must build cyber resilience — the ability to recover and return to normal operations quickly — to protect your IT environment and minimize loss in that inevitable breach.
Data confidentiality is one of the greatest risks you face today. Any breach or non-compliance can lead to substantial fines and reputational damage. In addition to the confidentiality concerns that patients have, other stakeholders need assurance that your organization complies with HIPAA privacy and security rules. Our HIPAA risk assessments rank privacy and security issues by risk and difficulty, providing you the context to prioritize issues to manage the appropriate protection of electronic health information.
The Risk of Compliance
Compliance does not ensure protection from all threats – it is just a minimum requirements baseline. Mandatory regulations are designed to protect patient data. As technology advances and your organization continues to grow, a compliance mindset puts your organization at risk. To protect your patient data, connected medical devices, sensitive corporate data, operations and reputation, more is required.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has proposed recent changes to improve HIPAA's care coordination and better enforce existing policies through increasing enforcement actions in the form of fines.
Patients can now request access to their confidential medical information and expect to receive it in a prompt manner of 30 days or less, barring a special exception.
To mitigate the fear of responding too late to information requests, organizations ask third-party applications to help share patient information quickly, resulting in unexpected risks and data breach incidents.
What We Do
- HIPAA Security Risk Assessments
- HIPAA Compliance Gap Analysis
- Comprehensive Evaluation of Compliance Effectiveness
- Compliance Risk Assessment
- Compliance Access to Information Assessment
- Privacy and Security Documentation Assessment
- Privacy Risk Assessment
- Audit of Business Association Agreement
- Audit of Business Association Process
Cybersecurity and Assurance
New applications, devices, vendor connections — even new employees — introduce risk and increase the complexity of compliance. We look deep into your internal control structures, staffing and procedures to offer remediation options and internal controls to reduce IT risks.
Almost everything you do in healthcare can be improved through information technology. While you must take advantage of technological advancements, you must also comply with privacy regulations and maintain strong cybersecurity practices to protect your business data and operations.
Our collaborative, proactive approach to strengthening cyber resilience allows you to leverage technology to improve patient care, power innovation and grow your organization.