What is HIPAA Compliance?
Before discussing the elements of our HIPAA compliance checklist, it is best to answer the question “What is HIPAA compliance?” HIPAA compliance involves fulfilling the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, its subsequent amendments, and any related legislation such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Typically the question following “What is HIPAA compliance?” is “What are the HIPAA compliance requirements?” That question is not so easy to answer as – in places – the requirements of HIPAA are intentionally vague. This is so HIPAA can be applied equally to every different type of Covered Entity or Business Associate that comes into contact with Protected Health Information (PHI). For the sake of clarification:
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HIPAA Risk Assessment
Are you in a flood zone? What ports are open on your firewall? How many workstations and mobile devices have access to PHI (protected health information)? These are just a few of the items our IT staff will address, along with more than a hundred additional required questions.
Required by the HITECH Act under ARRA
Regular privacy training of your employees is required
The HIPAA Security Suite includes live training via the internet for your staff. Online training as well as webinar training is also available. A great choice for providers, staff, and business associates.
"HIPAA" stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. US-based healthcare workers need to understand HIPAA, and earning a certification in HIPAA compliance can make you highly valuable in this industry. We offer private certifications in HIPAA compliance.