Healthcare organizations in the United States and their business associates worldwide are required to comply with the HIPAA / HITECH regulation.

Healthcare organizations in the United States and their business associates worldwide are required to comply with the HIPAA / HITECH regulation. With the introduction of HIPAA Omnibus rule, all business associates in the chain of healthcare support are required to be compliant with the HIPAA Regulation.

ValueMentor HIPAA Services

HIPAA GAP Assessment

Our experienced consultants can help you identify the GAPs by performing a comprehensive HIPAA GAP Assessment between your existing healthcare technology practices and the latest HIPAA / HITECH requirements. Our HIPAA / HITECH GAP assessment service is focused on providing clarity on the current state and the level of effort that is needed to achieve HIPAA / HITECH Compliance. To achieve this, we utilize the OCR Guidelines and the Audit protocol framework.

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

As specified under §164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A), Security Risk Assessment is mandatory and needs to be conducted annually. ValueMentor Consultants utilizes the NIST 800-30 guidance to perform the HIPAA Security Risk Assessment.

HIPAA Security Awareness

Security awareness and periodic reminders are another mandatory requirement for a compliant HIPAA implementation. ValueMentor offers security awareness solutions which not only enable your organization to achieve compliance but also improves the security posture. This will result in lesser incidents and thereby ensuring enhanced level of compliance.

HIPAA Security & Privacy Remediation Support

HIPAA Gap Assessment will result in identifying the areas of concern and a remediation plan is developed. ValueMentor support team will keep track of all your remediation management, working closely with your internal teams. We will help you develop the HIPAA Policies and Procedures needed to comply with the HIPAA requirements. We will manage the remediation projects for you until it is implemented to the required level.

Our Approach

ValueMentor helps organization achieve HIPAA compliance by implementing HITRUST CSF in a phase-wise approach:

Scoping the HIPAA Project

We help organizations to understand their scope environment by identifying PHI lifecycle that includes capture, processing, transmission, storage & disposal inorder to map against HIPAA rules. Based on this understanding, a suitable plan for analysis is created with associated responsibilities and activity timelines being clearly defined.

Analyze the Gaps & Risks

On the defined scope, we assess the current organization security controls in place to protect PHI, with reference to HITRUST CSF requirements: Administrative, Physical & Technical, which is then communicated along with its risks and areas of improvement. A target organization security posture to achieve is then defined that goes in line with organizational business requirements.

Remediation of Gaps

Based on the gaps and areas of improvement identified during the analysis phase, we help design and develop an appropriate information security governance program that is mindful of the many layers of stakeholders involved in your organization’s security. We develop the appropriate policies, procedures along with its required technical controls and plan for periodic internal reviews required to achieve and maintain your target organization framework profile. We help bridge the gap between your new security controls, and their day-to-day deployment, by training, educating, and offering hands-on implementation support to your biggest source of security risks— the people within your end users, IT users, and senior management

Monitor ongoing HIPAA Compliance

We help organizations to maintain their security posture by defining suitable control monitoring metrics and conducting periodic internal audits. This would enable organizations to keep track of its cyber risks and monitor effectiveness of cyber security controls set against to protect PHI.

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