HIPAA Compliance Made Easier, Seamless, and Affordable

At Ferro Technics, our multi-domain certified auditors are well aware of the criticality of safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within the healthcare sector. We provide assistance to your business navigating through the rigorous HIPAA compliance process and help avoid severe penalties, establish patient trust, and effectively manage Electronic Health Record (EHR).

HIPAA, enforced by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a federal law focused on Patient Health Information (PHI) protection. Every company processing, storing, using, or transmitting medical records must comply with these national standards. We keep an ear to the ground and offer HIPAA audit services that fully adhere to the latest regulatory requirements.

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Our Result-Focused HIPAA Audit Services to Achieve Compliance

With nearly a decade of industry-relevant experience, we assist and support healthcare organizations with our comprehensive 8-phase implementation approach. Our journey begins with a thorough understanding of business goals and current information security controls, followed by meticulous gaps and risk analysis to evaluate weaknesses. We then devise remediation measures, guiding organizations to HIPAA compliance.

Phase 1: Understanding Business Readiness

We conduct an in-depth assessment of the existing security controls, policies, processes, and overall Information Security Management System (ISMS) performance to align our efforts with your organizatons’s goals.

Phase 2: Gap Analysis

We determine ‘required security measures’ by analyzing weaknesses in existing PHI security controls and channels that store, handle, and transmit sensitive medical information.

Phase 3: Risk Assessment and Treatment

We thoroughly analyze potential risks that heighten healthcare organizations’ ISMS vulnerability. This involves profiling the threat level considering every area associated with integrity, confidentiality, and availability of PII.

Phase 4: Strategy Documentation

Following a thorough analysis, our auditors devise strategies for appropriate risk treatment. We then devise policies and outline controls to strengthen technical, administrative, and overall organizational infrastructures.

Phase 5: Strategy Rollout Assistance

Our collaboration with you does not conclude with strategy development but rather extends to implementation. We help healthcare service providers incorporate policies, processes, and controls that align with HIPAA guidelines into their current ISMS.

Phase 6: HIPAA Compliance Audit

To ensure your organization achieves and maintains HIPAA compliance, we conduct an internal audit that mimics the actual regulatory assessment in addition to ISMS maturity evaluation. Our team critically evaluates every strategy, function, and ISMS controls, submitting a comprehensive findings report upon completion.

Phase 7: Security Awareness Training

All stakeholders, including employees, vendors, and affiliates, play a crucial role in ensuring data security. For 360° protection, we schedule HIPAA compliance and ePHI security training sessions for all concerned individuals.

Phase 8: Continual Support

If your organization requires continual ISMS and compliance monitoring, we also offer extended support in the form of our HIPAA audit service for ongoing risk prevention and regulatory adherence management.

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Navigating the HIPAA Certification Requirements

  • Privacy Rule
  • Security Rule
  • Breach Warning Rule
  • Business Associates Consent Rule
  • Documentation Rule
  • Record-Keeping Rule
  • Implementation Rule
  • Enforcement Rule

HIPAA Compliance is Unavoidable, and We are Here to Help

HIPAA compliance is not a one-time effort but an ongoing process that demands constant planning and monitoring. We understand complexities organizations undergo while preparing for regulatory adherence and enable healthcare firms to build effective cloud storage systems, establish patient trust, escape severe penalties while revamping ISMS protection.

  • Industry-Relevant Expertise

    Due to a thorough screening process, our clients benefit from superior HIPAA compliance audit services based on industry trends, innovations, and requirements.

  • Proven Track Record

    We have a track record of helping healthcare organizations develop and implement governance frameworks for HIPAA compliance for almost a decade.

  • Seasoned Professionals

    Our team of auditors comprises seasoned IT and cloud security professionals with multi-domain experience, practical skills, and regulatory knowledge.

  • Communication and Management Skills

    Effective communication, continuous reporting, and transparency are our core values. We keep our customers aware and aligned with our every move.

  • Competitive Pricing

    We follow a customer-centric approach where we are committed to assisting healthcare organizations without disbalancing their bottom line.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ferro Technics is emerging as a leader in IT security, network, and infrastructure certifications, extending its auditing and consulting services to Healthcare as well as Government, Education, and Finance sectors. We partner with small to medium-sized and large healthcare organizations to achieve HIPAA compliance. Below, we have gathered frequently asked queries to refine your understanding further.

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Who Needs HIPAA Compliance Audit Services?

HIPAA is a federal law that mandates every healthcare organization dealing with sensitive patient medical data to increase protection and information security systems’ effectiveness. These organizations are further categorized into two groups:

  • 1. Covered and Business Entities, including healthcare clearinghouses and medical service providers, indulged in data transmission.
  • 2. HIPAA Business Associate encompasses medical transcriptionists, pharmacists, attorneys, healthcare accounting firms, consultants, and third- party affiliates.
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What is Meant by the HIPAA Risk Assessment?

Risk assessment identifies exploitable weaknesses in healthcare organizations' ISMS that can attract malicious actors, consequently leading to data breaches and misuse. This is a vital practice in adhering to HIPAA and satisfying PHI guidelines. Risk assessment is a crucial part of our HIPAA compliance audit services, where our main objectives are to identify potential risks, evaluate current data security controls, devise mitigation strategies, assist in policy implementation, and help maintain compliance.

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What Consequences Can Organizations Face for Noncompliance with HIPAA?

Noncompliance with HIPAA requirements can bring consequences such as monetary fines ranging from $127 to $250,000, imprisonment, and civil and criminal charges, depending on the severity of the violence. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) rolls out these penalties.

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Does HIPPA also Apply to Medical Wearable or Non-Wearable Devices?

Yes, every medical device, whether wearable or non-wearable, that qualifies as PHI and handles, stores, or transmits information is subject to HIPAA regulation. Examples of the former include Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), fitness trackers, and neurostimulation devices, while MRI, X-ray, dialysis machines, pacemakers, and other such devices are part of the latter category.

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