What does your HIPAA Office Assessment Cover?
The HIPAA Office Assessment provides a starting point and general overview of in-office issues related mainly to IT security. It can be performed remotely or onsite.
How is this security assessment performed?
We provide a technology component that gathers security information about your operational environment (networks and workstations). This component is completely non-invasive and can be run on your system without having to be installed. The automated scan it performs takes about 30 minutes. In the end, a report is generated identifying the system’s vulnerabilities.
What’s the difference between the HIPAA Office Assessment and a Mock HIPAA Audit?
Our Mock HIPAA Audit (AKA the “Compliance Assessor” tool) goes beyond matters of technical security to cover the issues Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification that auditors from Health and Human Services will examine. If you pass our HIPAA audit, odds are you’ll pass theirs, too.
This tool gives you a clear idea of where your office stands. And with its questions, explanations, and on-screen “Help” feature, it also aids in understanding and implementing what need to be done for compliance.
Am I required to be HIPAA compliant?
If your workplace handles (PHI) Protected Health Information, you are required to comply with HIPAA. Our services are designed for all covered entities — i.e., health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers who electronically transmit health information. Covered entities can be institutions, organizations, or persons. Business associates of covered entities must also be HIPAA compliant if they handle PHI.