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No one said HIPAA compliance was easy. It’s a higher level of security and data governance that healthcare organizations have to follow.
Some smaller organizations may think they don’t need to worry about cybersecurity or HIPAA compliance, because…
However, the OCR is just as willing to investigate your minor data breach as they are major ones like Anthem’s. Fresenius Medical Center was handed a $3.5 million fine after five data breaches, each of which affected fewer than 300 patients.
Similarly, you can’t assume that you’re safe from cybercriminals either. Smaller organizations in the healthcare community aren’t flying under the radar. You’re in just as much danger as larger medical practices, or perhaps, even more so, if you don’t have the right cybersecurity measures in place.
You are required by HIPAA to regularly revisit your HIPAA compliance policies and procedures in order to make sure they keep in line with changes to regulations, and changes within your organization.
While you could do so on your own, it’s smarter to have your IT company like Essential Solutions assess your HIPAA risk potential. This assessment should involve the following considerations:
Our team understands how complicated HIPAA compliance is, and that organizations of your size need to focus their available personnel on treating patients. That’s why we’ll handle your HIPAA compliance for you.
When you choose to work with us, we will:
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