Don’t risk a breach of health data and the fines imposed by OCR!
Did you know?
• The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) levied fines of $23.5 million in 2016, as well as three prison sentences and the revocation of medical licenses. In 2017, fines are already more than $27.5 million.
• Completion of an IT security risk assessment DOES NOT mean you are HIPAA-compliant
• The Omnibus Rule finalized in 2013 now hold business associates to the same compliance standards as healthcare providers, including subcontractors.
• Anyone (including patients, employees and contractors) can anonymously report your organization for HIPAA violations
Security and compliance are two distinct components used to protect organizations from data breaches and government fines. But many people are confused by the difference between them. Even if you have installed the most advanced IT security solutions available, if you aren’t doing anything to address overall compliance, you would very likely fail an OCR audit. RED74 can make sure your organization is fully compliant, and secure your technology and infrastructure to mitigate the risk of data breach.
RED74, partnered with the Compliancy Group, will ensure that your security, privacy and administrative assessments are comprehensively performed, and we will create and implement remediation policies and procedures to address the gaps we uncover. Perhaps most importantly, we will help you maintain your HIPAA documentation and see to the training of your employees. According to HIPAA requirements, you must review and update your policies on a yearly basis, and you must maintain business associate agreements with your business partners and contractors. In addition, all incidents and breaches must be properly reported and documented, or else you risk hefty fines imposed by OCR.
Our Compliance Plus plan includes everything your organization needs to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance, so you can focus on growing your practice. Contact RED74 now to find out more about your HIPAA compliance responsibilities and how we can help.