HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA consulting services to help you easily achieve and maintain compliance
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HIPAA compliance can be a challenge when your full focus is on your patients. Keep everything secure and avoid compliance penalties with our full-service HIPAA compliance tool. Our robust platform ensures your assessments, policies, and remediation documentation are easily available in the case of an audit and walks you through every step of the process. With US IT’s HIPAA compliance solutions in place, you’ll never worry about your next audit.

Our HIPAA Compliance Services Include:

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

We regularly assess your network, quickly reporting and responding to any noncompliance issues.

HIPAA Compliance Checklist

While the checklist may seem short, each component has multiple steps to comply with. Starting with your HIPAA security risk assessment through internal processes, US IT can make your organization compliant quickly and keep it compliant year after year.

Establishing & Documenting Internal Policies

Never worry about downloading and completing all the required documents for compliance. We auto-generate any necessary documentation so it’s ready, organized, and available when you need it.

Quick Remediation When Necessary

During routine scans, we may find areas for remediation in your network. The issue will be resolved quickly and according to best practices without any damage. We also document any of these instances for reference during an audit.

Audit Assistant

Because our services already involve assessing, documenting, and maintaining your records, you can respond to audits quickly, efficiently, and confidently. With all of your records in one place, audits are no longer a frantic, nerve-wracking challenge.

HIPAA Components:

These are just a few of the components US IT will help you maintain to keep patient data safe. With our regular HIPAA security risk assessments in place, you’ll always be compliant in these areas.

Permissions & Administrative Access

Access applies to both electronic access and physical documents in a file cabinet. Files stored digitally should only be accessed by the necessary personnel, and physical documents need to stay out of public view (confidential documents should not be visible at the sign-in desk).
With electronic document storage, that means the billing department will not have access to patient visit notes. This keeps patient health information safe if a hacker gained access to a billing computer.
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Communication Tools

While email is the most convenient tool for working with patients, sending unencrypted email outside your network violates HIPAA regulations. For this reason, you should only be sending faxes outside your network, or establishing a client portal so they can access their own information.
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Obligation to Report a Breach

If a data breach does occur, your organization will need to report it. Depending on the number of patients involved, medical practices may need to report the breach to local media and the government. While the number is usually above 500 patients, that may change.
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Are you responsible for achieving compliance with additional data security regulations? Read about our other compliance services, or contact us for more information.