HIPAA

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation,which provides data privacy and security provisions to safeguard medical information.

With growing number of cyber attacks and ransomware attacks leading to the break oh health data breached, HIPAA has emerged into greater prominence.

The law applies to every entity that deals with health data ranging from health care clearinghouses, employer sponsored health plans, health insurers, and medical service providers that engage in certain transactions.

QRC provides the below listed pioneering, hassle-free and cost-effective services for the HIPAA Compliance:

1. HIPAA Consultancy

Let QRC become your HIPAA compliance partner, by assisting and assessing you at each step right from defining the scope until the implementation support.

2. HIPAA Audits

By conducting the HIPAA Audits, QRC will provide you the insights on:

  • Status of implemented HIPAA Controls implemented, their compliance with the regulation and organization policy procedure requirements
  • Gaps/risks pertaining to existing HIPAAScope.
  • Overall HIPAA Compliance Posture of your Organisation

3. HIPAAGap Assessment

  • Gap Assessment is great way to understand whether business and HIPAA compliance requirements are being met. Are there any gaps, and if yes and what is the probable impact of those gaps on your business?
  • While doing a gap assessment, our approved and certified auditors will have a closer look at your organization business processes, various controls implemented, and existing and potential business requirements and compare it with the requirements of HIPAA.

4. Awareness Trainings

Through the research and recent observations, employers have learned that one of the biggest reason of failure to comply is the lack of awareness amongst their employees about the compliance requirements.

Let QRC conduct the trainings and make your employees understand the HIPAA requirements.

  1. Well documented execution plan along with milestones.
  2. HIPAA Scope Review and Finalisation
  3. Gap Assessment
  4. Risk Assessment & Management System Drafting
  5. Implementation Support

Companies who are HIPAA compliant significantly reduce their risk of a breach, and therefore, their exposure to penalties and reduce the reputation loss.

Increased credibility, trust and confidence of partners and customers:

When your business in HIPAA compliant, you can demonstrate to everyone who is associated with your business that, their information is secure with you.The enhanced trust will ultimately result in increased business.

Protecting Image and Reputation:

Complying with the requirements of standard helps an entity to reduce reputation loss because, if the data has been compromised, it has negative affect on business reputation.

Ensure Business Continuity:

By implementing this internationally recognized act within your organisation, ensure your organisation is always prepared for the risks identified and define a risk treatment plan.

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“We hope India, like everywhere else, will soon follow the HIPAA compliance as data protection is an opportunity for everybody,” said Mark Hickman, COO, Winmagic.

India is becoming a major global player in the industry but if people feel that their records could be compromised they might rather go somewhere else because there is nothing more personal than one’s healthcare records,” concluded Hickman.

Source: ETHealthWorld