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Managed HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, is a compliance standard that is designed to protect sensitive patient data. Any organization that deals with protected health information (PHI) is obligated to maintain and follow process, network and physical security measures in order to be HIPAA-compliant.

A major goal of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is to ensure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well-being. The Privacy Rule strikes a balance that permits important uses of information while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing.

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Why You Should Partner With JK Consulting:

As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) JK Consulting has the experts and necessary tools in place to assist you in obtaining and maintaining HIPAA Compliance.

Our managed compliance solution can help your business achieve and maintain its data security requirements, help streamline the ongoing compliance processes, and stay up to date with the complex and evolving data protection laws and regulations worldwide.

JK Managed HIPAA Compliance benefits;

  • Network Security
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Encryption
  • Secure Passwords
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Limited Administrator Access
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JK Managed CMMC Compliance benefits;

  • Detect your compliance needs and vulnerabilities with a  comprehensive risk assessment.
  • Automate data collection, analysis and documentation processes.
  • Identify appropriate remediation measures and highlight critical items or issues needing immediate attention.
  • Provide expert technical support and guidance you can put your trust in.
  • Secure and protect your business and its data from new or evolving threats and sophisticated cybercriminals.
  • Generate detailed records and reports to demonstrate and validate Due Care or Evidence of Compliance requirements.
  • Deliver and manage all the above for a variety of regulatory standards with our simple, budget-friendly CaaS solution.

HIPAA  Types of Individuals and Organizations Subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

  • Healthcare Providers: Every healthcare provider, regardless of size of practice, who electronically transmits health information in connection with certain transactions. These transactions include claims, benefit eligibility inquiries, referral authorization requests, and other transactions for which HHS has established standards under the HIPAA Transactions Rule.
  • Health Plans: Entities that provide or pay the cost of medical care. Health plans include health, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurers; health maintenance organizations (HMOs); Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare+Choice, and Medicare supplement insurers; and long-term care insurers (excluding nursing home fixed-indemnity policies). Health plans also include employer-sponsored group health plans, government- and church-sponsored health plans, and multi-employer health plans.
  • Healthcare Clearing Houses: Entities that process nonstandard information they receive from another entity into a standard (i.e., standard format or data content), or vice versa. In most instances, healthcare clearinghouses will receive individually identifiable health information only when they are providing these processing services to a health plan or healthcare provider as a business associate.
  • Business Associates: A person or organization (other than a member of a covered entity’s workforce) using or disclosing individually identifiable health information to perform or provide functions, activities, or services for a covered entity. These functions, activities, or services include claims processing, data analysis, utilization review, and billing.
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HIPAA Bullet Points

  • User training Is critical:  33% of healthcare companies cite careless or unaware employees as a top security vulnerability over the last 12 months.
  • Healthcare is a high priority target: 1 in 3 healthcare organizations suffered a cyberattack. 1 in 10 paid a ransom.
  • HIPAA risk assessments are required:  You could be next. Nearly 95% of all medical and healthcare institutions have been victims of some form of cyberattack (Infosec Institute). Regular risk assessments are not only a HIPAA requirement, they can uncover vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
  • Who you associate with matters: Every business associate and vendor with whom your office works is obligated to follow HIPAA guidelines too, since they have access to your patient information.
  • A data breach can cost much more than just money: The average data breach is 25,575 records. Average cost per record lost is $429. This brings the total cost of a data breach to an average of $10 million dollars.
  • Lost trust and reputational damage are irreparable. 65% of patients seriously consider switching providers after a data breach.
  • 72% of medical offices shut down or file bankruptcy within two years of a breach.
  • Data breaches are now a fact of life: 71% of all cyberattacks target small-to- medium-sized practices. Your office is low-hanging fruit for hackers. Medical offices often neglect to take the risks seriously and implement proper security.

Take the first step towards your HIPAA Compliance and give us a call.

Together we will put a plan in place that will turn your business technology systems into effective, efficient components that will increase productivity and contribute to the continued growth of your company.

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