HIPAA Assessment in Birmingham, AL
Compliance with the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can be challenging. Protecting your business means ensuring that the HIPAA policies and procedures you’ve worked hard to put in place are properly safeguarding your customers’ protected health information.
The Expertise You Can Count On
In recent years, penalties for HIPAA non-compliance have become more severe; and the act is being more stringently enforced than ever before. Although you may have already developed policies and procedures for HIPAA compliance, you need a second pair of eyes to verify that all systems are running as they should be. At Edgewire Digital, we help covered entities evaluate the effectiveness of their privacy and security plans through professional risk assessments. Our HIPAA experts use proven tools and methodologies to thoroughly and accurately evaluate our clients’ systems for protecting critical health information.
Shield your business from costly penalties by adequately protecting your Patient's’ data. Call Edgewire Digital today to learn more about our HIPAA assessment programs.
What is HIPAA Compliance?
The goal of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is to simplify the administrative processes of the healthcare system and to protect patients’ privacy. Information security considerations are involved throughout the guidelines and play a major role in the HIPAA Privacy Rule to achieve compliance. The purpose of this rule is to protect personally identifiable information (PII) as it moves through the healthcare system. Healthcare organizations, including providers, payers and clearinghouses, must comply with the Privacy Rule.
Importance of HIPAA Compliance
To help healthcare organizations comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Standards have been created to help organizations protect PII. These standards encompass administrative procedures, technical security mechanisms and services, and physical safeguards. Security Standards compliance and overall HIPAA compliance outlined by the Act is imperative to the ongoing business operations of healthcare companies. Failure to be HIPAA compliant and follow the Privacy Rule may not only result in regulatory actions, such as fines, but also direct business loss from lawsuits, damage to reputation and degradation of the public’s trust.
Edgewire HIPAA Healthcare Compliance Services
Edgewire offers a full breadth of services to help healthcare organizations address HIPAA compliance Security Standards. We have extensive experience partnering with healthcare providers and we can help you improve your security and compliance posture while reducing costs. As described below, our Enterprise Security Services and Professional Services align directly with many components of the HIPAA Security Standards.