Today, modern threats of attacks, data-theft, and data breaches are rapidly occurring among different industries. In response, the government enforced a much stricter set of compliance laws, and those laws need to be observed mainly by businesses that deal with sensitive, private information. In the health sector, there are compliance laws such as HIPAA and HITECH.
Steep penalties arise for non-compliance of the applicable provisions. The penalty cap for HIPAA violations increased from $25,000 to $1,500,000 per year, per violation. Small businesses and new medical healthcare providers may have a hard time clearing these penalties, especially when a discovered breach or violation is initiated by a complaint.
Compliance rules protect end users and their medical information from any data-theft, and subsequent malicious usage of the aforementioned information. The best way to start on the road to compliance is to perform an audit, identify your business’s risks involved, and lay out a good strategic compliance plan.
Mytech Partners can help you achieve compliance and maintain it in the future as changes in laws and technology take place.
Healthcare professionals need to make sure that they are complying with existing laws and regulations, particularly, HIPAA and HITECH.
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which is a legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding patient’s health records.
The HITECH Act, on the other hand, was created to drive the adoption and “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHR) technology by U.S.-based healthcare providers and their business associates.
Mytech Partners provides HIPAA Compliance services to healthcare providers, medical practitioners, and business associates. Our consultants can help your company take full advantage of your established security controls to help you strengthen your internal security, plus we’ll add internal controls for better auditing. If there are technology gaps or plans to switch to a better data / recording system on medical records, we can help you with implementation. We’ll make sure your business is compliant with necessary rules and regulations.
We’re dedicated to making technology work for you and your unique business needs. With our comprehensive portfolio of HIPAA security assessments and health-industry expertise, we will design a custom solution for your business.
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