Is your IT Infrastructure HIPAA Compliant?

Physician offices spend at least 22% of their time on paperwork, insurance, billing and compliance. There are more than ever strict guidelines around HIPAA mandates which are tied to potential fines make patient privacy non-negotiable. In addition, the Federal HITECH Act requires Covered Entities to implement EMR. This is where AMS Networks comes to rescue physician’s offices implement and support EMR that is HIPAA compliant and easy to use.

Understanding HIPAA Compliance
At AMS Networks, we understand the critical importance of maintaining compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. As an IT services provider, we are committed to helping healthcare organizations and businesses that handle protected health information (PHI) achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.

What is HIPAA Compliance?
HIPAA compliance refers to the adherence to the regulations outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. These regulations are designed to safeguard the privacy and security of patient information. Compliance with HIPAA involves implementing policies, procedures, and technologies to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.

Achieving HIPAA Compliance
Achieving HIPAA compliance requires a comprehensive approach that addresses various aspects of data security and privacy. Our team at AMS Networks offers expert guidance and support to help your organization meet HIPAA requirements. Our services include:

  1. Risk Assessment: We conduct thorough risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities and assess the risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI within your organization.
  2. Security Policies and Procedures: We assist in developing and implementing robust security policies and procedures tailored to your organization’s needs and in line with HIPAA requirements.
  3. Employee Training: We provide training programs to ensure that your staff understands their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding PHI and complying with HIPAA regulations.
  4. Technical Safeguards: We help implement technical safeguards such as encryption, access controls, and audit trails to protect PHI from unauthorized access or disclosure.
  5. Business Associate Agreements: We assist in establishing and maintaining agreements with business associates to ensure they also comply with HIPAA regulations when handling PHI on your behalf.

How Often Does HIPAA Compliance Assessment Need to Be Done?
HIPAA compliance is not a one-time task; it requires ongoing efforts to adapt to changing threats and regulations. Regular assessments are necessary to ensure continued compliance. While HIPAA does not specify a specific frequency for assessments, it is generally recommended to conduct assessments annually or whenever significant changes occur within your organization, such as new technology implementations or organizational changes.

Partner with AMS Networks for HIPAA Compliance
At AMS Networks, we are dedicated to helping healthcare organizations and businesses navigate the complexities of HIPAA compliance. With our expertise and tailored solutions, you can have peace of mind knowing that your organization is protected and compliant with HIPAA regulations.

Contact us today to learn more about our HIPAA compliance services and how we can support your organization’s compliance efforts.

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