HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

EMRSoap offers a full suite of services designed to help medical practices and business associates be secure and compliant with regulations.  The discovery processes of a HIPAA Gap Analysis and a HIPAA Risk Assessment will illuminate the problems to be solved.

We use our security expertise in HIPAA compliant encryption, HIPAA-compliant security, and HIPAA risk assessment to solve those problems – ensuring that your ePHI network is secure.

HIPAA Gap Analysis

Do you know what you need to do in order to become compliant?

EMRSoaps’ consultants are experienced in helping medical practices understand how to prevent painful audits.  Our methodological system takes your practice through each regulatory mandate required by HIPAA and HITECH.  A HIPAA Gap Analysis will provide your practice with the tools to make a strategic plan to achieve and maintain compliance.

HIPAA Risk Assessment

EMRSoap’s engineers have managed network services for over 350 businesses in the Pacific Northwest.

As experienced IT consultants, we are well acquainted with the process of evaluating systems for potential security risks.  EMRSoap will provide your practice with an assessment of your ePHI vulnerabilities and compliance issues.

A HIPAA Risk Assessment by EMRSoap will leave you with a thorough understanding of:

  • Risks to be addressed
  • Threats to the practice
  • Internal vulnerabilities
  • Likelihood and magnitudes of threat-realization
  • Prioritization of security issues

Risk Management

Security doesn’t stop with HIPAA compliant encryption or HIPAA compliant security.

EMRSoap advises a multi-layered security strategy based on an understanding of the different threats to your ePHI.

Our five-step ‘Defense in Depth’ process includes:

  • Blocking network-based attacks – firewalls, anti-virus gateways, secure email, web filtering
  • Blocking host based attacks – personal anti-virus and firewalls, host intrusion prevention
  • Eliminating security vulnerabilities – patch configuration management, penetration testing
  • Safely supporting authorized users – passwords, VPN, Secure remote access, HIPAA compliant encryption
  • Tools to minimize data losses and maximize – data backup, audit tools

Using all of these methods is cost-prohibitive for many small to mid-size practices.  Fortunately, HIPAA is application neutral and made to be scalable for practices of all sizes.  EMRSoap’s Health IT professionals will consult with you and devise the right cost-benefit solution for your budget.

HIPAA Security Consulting

EMRSoap’s team has been advising healthcare businesses like yours on security-related matters for over 12 years.

HIPAA has several regulatory standards that require precise technical planning and IT knowledge.  Most practices and small healthcare businesses do not have the technical background to be able to design and implement the required HIPAA compliant security and policies.  EMRSoap can help you strategize and find solutions to compliance issues, including:

  • ePHI hardware and Media Disposal
  • Audit Controls
  • Access Control
  • HIPAA compliant encryption
  • Data Integrity
  • Transmission Security
  • Data Backup and Storage
  • Workstation Security

HIPAA Policy and Procedure Management

HIPAA paperwork is confusing and keeping track of policies as they evolve is nearly impossible. Let us help.

HIPAA requires medical practices to have a long list of documented policies, whose implementation and evolution are tracked through time.  EMRSoap offers its clients proven document tracking software that helps practices track the history of their compliance.

Contact us today for more information on becoming compliant and secure.

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