HIPAA and HITECH Act
WeCcode Can Help Make Sure Your Practice Meets Healthcare Regulatory Requirements Such As HIPAA & HITECH Act
As part of its daily operations, a practice and its teams must know and comply with federal, state, and local regulations. You can count on Integrity to reduce your practice’s worries over securing patient information through our security and compliance services.
Don’t navigate the HIPAA maze alone. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires anyone that deals with Protected Health Information (PHI) to implement physical, network, and process-based security measures. A covered entity (e.g., hospital, dental office, etc.) is legally required to comply with HIPAA regulations. Non-compliance and breaches can cost your practice up to $1.5 million per identical provision in a calendar year, and loss of reputation. Although you may have administrative policies and procedures in place for HIPAA, your technology should not be an afterthought. We will work with you to implement HIPAA-compliant technology solutions. Staff should regularly train in HIPAA regulations. HIPAA rules and regulations can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to be. We can help you be successful.
Although HIPAA compliance is now a common term for covered entities, “interim final rules implementing [Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health] HITECH Act provisions in two areas have already been issued and are currently in effect: enforcement and breach notification.” Using the best security practices can help organizations mitigate security risks.