As required by the HITECH Act, the Secretary of Health & Human Services must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals. Since the tracking began two years ago, 166 breaches impacting nearly 5 million patients were reported. 96 of the 166 HIPAA breaches (66%) involved theft. 58% of thefts involved laptops or computers.
With a HIPAA/HITECH Security Assessment, you will work with IT security professionals who will assess your compliance with:
– HIPAA Security Rules
– HITECH Act Breach Notification requirements
You will get:
– A scorecard and report of findings
– A baseline assessment that can fulfill your Risk Analysis requirement when performed each year
– Not included: testing of controls to measure effectiveness
Is IT security on your radar? As your organization goes increasingly digital, it should be. Your reputation and revenues depend on it. You’ll sleep better at night knowing this piece of the compliance puzzle is managed.