Healthcare IT Services
Even when we’re not in the grip of a global pandemic , the healthcare industry is full of complexities and challenges, with no shortage of regulations and restrictions. While these regulations are beneficial to the well being of patients and practitioners alike they can make managing any medical practice complicated, and finding independent contractors who can navigate those regulations is even more complicated. Velox Systems is well-versed in providing reliable security services to healthcare providers while also maintaining compliance. With the scale and complexity of the US healthcare industry, maintaining HIPAA compliance in a comprehensive yet affordable solution is a game changer. It’s also a skill in which our vCIO’s are well versed.
What is HIPAA Compliance?
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regulates and enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 19967 (HIPAA), which is a series of standards that outline use and disclosure of, as well as what is protected health information (PHI). Common examples of PHI protected by HIPAA include names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, medical records, financial information, and photo ID.
Once the electronic transmission of PHI (ePHI) became more widely used, the HIPAA Security Rule was issued as an addendum to HIPAA regulation as it pertains to changes in medical technology. Many of the regulations, rules, and elements of HIPAA reference back to a series of guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The vCIO’s at Velox Systems will guide your practice through the myriad complexities of HIPAA as it relates to your business continuity, technology, and end-user training utilizing the NIST Cyber-security Framework.
The requirements for HIPAA are complex and wordy. However, here are some essential items that are on that list:
- Implementation of written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct
- Designation of a compliance officer and committee
- Conduction of effective training and education that is consistent with regulations and ongoing
- Development of effective lines of communication
- Conduction of internal monitoring and auditing
- Enforcement of standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines
- Prompt responsiveness to detected offenses with corrective action
At Velox Systems, we utilize HIPAA compliant software that checks and ensures the integrity of all PHI and ePHI within your business. This includes regular HIPAA compliance audits paired with actionable solutions to quickly address any compliance discrepancies before they become a problem for your practice.
HIPAA Compliance Services
Healthcare organizations are continuously under heavy scrutiny that has only increased in recent years, leaving many compliance departments overwhelmed and under equipped to address the responsibility of monitoring and ensuring compliance with multiple federal and state mandates. Without access to additional HIPAA experts and compliance tools these organizations risk inadvertently violating compliance and running afoul of the penalties for breaching compliance, which can include prison and fines exceeding $50,000. Fortunately, Velox Systems is here to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Velox Systems’ vCIO’s are highly knowledgeable and experienced with the HIPAA requirements and are available to all organizations who fall under HIPAA regulations. As there have been many recent changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements, our vCIO’s are perfect for compliance officers that need assistance developing and implementing the new changes to their organizations.
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