TruTechnology specializes in providing HIPAA compliance consulting services to companies in the Fernandina Beach, FL area. Our HIPAA compliance consultants help both solo practitioners and larger healthcare and medical organizations get in HIPAA compliance and stay that way. Contact us today to speak with a HIPAA compliance consultant about your needs.
Are you worried about becoming the next healthcare victim of a data breach?
If yes, you’re right to be.
According to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, there were over 3,700 healthcare data breaches of at least 500 records between 2009 and 2020. Moreover, judging by trends over the last decade, the risk is continually increasing.
As a health care provider, safeguarding patient information is now just as important as delivering excellent care. This is because failure to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can translate to fines and reputation damage.
While compliance is essential, achieving it is challenging and time-consuming. This is where we come in. At TruTech we offer HIPAA compliance support and consulting services that enable you to attend to patients confidently, with the knowledge that their personal information is secured.
Do you find it challenging to attend to security-related matters? Don’t worry. We have a wide range of services to help you achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.
When it comes to cyberthreats, it is essential to understand that they may come in many forms. As such, it is not just about having a robust security framework. You need to identify and address vulnerabilities in your system.
The first thing we will do for you is perform a risk analysis. Although there is not an exact formula for doing this, our process involves the following elements:
Under the HIPAA security framework, there’s an extensive catalog of security controls for institutions to adhere to. However, you are not required to implement all the controls but only those that apply to you. Once you determine the appropriate controls and meet the security requirements, you should document them in the system security plan.
Since HIPAA controls are extensive, determining the ones that apply to you may be confusing. Our experienced team of experts will assist you and document all the relevant security controls in your system security plan.
System Security Plan
A key part of our HIPAA compliance support is to help you develop a system security plan. This plan will govern everything to do with your security framework. It will cover:
As an organization, it’s important to secure all the information within your databases and systems. However, not all the information is equally sensitive. By performing risk categorization, we will divide data and information systems according to their sensitivity. From there, we will ensure the most sensitive information is protected using the highest level of security.
At the heart of your HIPAA compliance efforts is your team. Therefore, regardless of how robust your security framework is, it will likely be compromised if your team is ill-equipped.
In this regard, we offer HIPAA compliance training for your employees. Among the areas of focus will be the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, and procedures for the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.
HIPAA is a comprehensive security framework that covers all institutions that handle patient health information. So, whether you are a provider or healthcare business associate, our HIPAA compliance support extends to you too.
Some of the institutions we serve include:
Each time a patient visits your facility, they place their trust in you. In return, they expect to receive the best medical attention and for you to safeguard their data. Often, focusing on one compromises the other.
This is why TruTechnologies offers HIPAA compliance support and consulting services. We will take care of your security and compliance needs, allowing you to focus on treating patients. Reach out to us today to speak to a HIPAA compliance consultant.
David Richter is a Project Coordinator at TruTechnology. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and has a background in IT Help Desk Support and Healthcare Data Analytics. David enjoys working with our clients in a wide range of businesses, and he takes pride in working with them to make sure their needs are met at every step of the project.
In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, practicing piano, and dining at all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants in Jax Beach with the intent to eat so much that he forces them to change their business model.
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Tony Haskew has 15+ years of experience in the IT field. He started working as a web developer in the 90’s and over the years migrated into the administration of systems and infrastructures of companies.
Tony enjoys working on new technology and finding new ways to address old issues in the management of IT systems.
Outside of work, Tony is a 3D printing enthusiast, commission painter, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Junior IT Auditor
Shawn Hooton is a Junior IT Auditor at TruTechnology. Focused on technology alignment, comparing our client environments to our best practices and industry frameworks, he helps to ensure their businesses are kept as secure and stable as possible. The data returned from the reviews assists in overall business improvement through our proactive approach to client engagement and support.
Outside the office, Shawn enjoys writing, hiking, and finding the best roads on his motorcycle.