HIPAA is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which was signed into law in 1996. The goal of this law is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is responsible for publishing the national standards for security of electronic protected health information.
Over the years, organizations have found it challenging to identify what constitutes HIPAA violations. Even the regulating bodies have seemed unsure. As the use of the Internet, remote applications and hosted software systems has exploded over the past decade, the Security Rules incorporated in HIPAA that relates to technology security have received the most attention. The rapid expansion in technology has create a huge void in data security and electronic privacy. The Security Rules specify a series of administrative, physical and technical safeguards for those entities that need to adhere to HIPAA regulations. For 2015, HHS has released full round of audit notices, their first release in ten years. This amount is expected to triple for 2016.
ATB Technologies not only specializes in the technical safeguards of electronic information, but we also assist with the administrative and physical components of the HIPAA security rule. Our CISSP certified consultant is trained to conduct any necessary security assessment and develop a strategic plan for HIPAA compliance. We also have the ability to implement the security solution to ensure your organization is aligned with HIPAA privacy rules. Our business consultants can develop procedures, policies and documentation to explain the security solutions and satisfy the HIPAA requirements. ATB Technologies will also go above and beyond by providing user training and continuing education to ensure compliance. By beginning the HIPAA compliance process early, organizations can lower the cost of compliance in the future.
Engage with ATB Technologies to learn more about our HIPAA compliance assessment. Our consultants will walk you through the process we use to identify, measure and evaluate each security concern in your organization. You will learn how our process will engage your staff to keep cost down and ensure internal buy in from all computer users. Contact us today to get started.