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We understand what all healthcare providers and business associates need to have in place to meet their HIPAA Security and Privacy Compliance requirements. If you are not sure where to start, let our team of subject matter experts in compliance, security analysis, and health information technology provide this vital service. We Offering a full range of compliance and consulting services. Our solutions are designed to maximize your valuable time and customized to meet the a reasonable and appropriate¯ standard for your office environment. We provide your practice the required documentation necessary to meet compliance details. Our services are affordable and scalable ā€“ Contact us today for a quote. The U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently adopted new rules which make changes to existing privacy, security and breach notification requirements in what is often referred to as the final "HIPAA Omnibus Rule." These new rules stem from changes made under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act which is part of the same law that created the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Program under Medicare and Medicaid.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act or "The Act") is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ARRA contains incentives related to health care information technology in general (e.g. creation of a national health care infrastructure) and contains specific incentives designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems among providers. Because this legislation anticipates a massive expansion in the exchange of electronic protected health information (ePHI), the HITECH Act also widens the scope of privacy and security protections available under HIPAA; it increases the potential legal liability for non-compliance; and it provides for more enforcement.
PCI DSS must be implemented by all entities that process, store or transmit cardholder data, formal validation of PCI DSS compliance is not mandatory for all entities. Currently both Visa and MasterCard require Merchants and Service Providers to be validated according to the PCI DSS. Smaller merchants and service providers are not required to explicitly validate compliance with each of the controls prescribed by the PCI DSS although these organizations must still implement all controls in order to maintain safe harbor and avoid potential liability in the event of fraud associated with theft of cardholder data. Issuing banks are not required to go through PCI DSS validation although they still have to secure the sensitive data in a PCI DSS compliant manner. Acquiring banks are required to comply with PCI DSS as well as to have their compliance validated by means of an audit. (In the event of a security breach, any compromised entity which was not PCI DSS compliant at the time of breach will be subject to additional card scheme penalties, such as fines.)
Health care companies are faced with new IT quality and compliance challenges due to changes to the industry landscape such as implementation of enterprise-wide global systems, trends in the interpretation of regulatory requirements, the introduction of new regulations that impact IT (For example, HIPAA, HITECH, and SOX), and new technologies such as cloud computing. IT systems and projects are no longer limited to local sites and departments but involve multiple technologies, and are exposed to inspections by different agencies. Maintaining consistent interpretations of the regulations, and translating them to consistent sets of procedural and technical requirements and controls becomes extremely difficult. We are here to provide a one-stop-shop for all security, regulation, and compliance needs.
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