A HIPAA Compliance Assessment is intended to provide you a concise and comprehensive report for ensuring you meet HIPAA requirements,security is up-to-date, and should provide a baseline product for measuring the successes and weaknesses of ongoing policies and procedures. Unfortunately many healthcare providers don’t know what to “Look for” in their HIPAA Compliance provider.
What should it include?
At the end of the assessment, there will be a documented guide and historical reference showing the way to easier remediation, lowering the risk for liability and/or sanctions, and providing a reference manual for future assessments. Properly conducted, your HIPAA Compliance Assessment will give your team a comprehensive guidebook creating a baseline database allowing concise remediation policies, provide ongoing staff training and awareness of patient privacy issues and, importantly, lowered risk exposure.
Why you want it
The compliance assessment process serves to identify those areas which may be non-compliant with the regulations or are marginal in effectiveness. A well drafted and complete assessment aids in prioritizing those areas in scale of importance.
Make sure your vendor provides
- A Report on your compliance that you can reference if audited
- Compliance Gap analysis
- Prioritized areas for improvement
For the full report on privacy regulations, get a Demo of our HIPAA Compliance Tool using the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA compliance framework.