Ensure HIPAA Compliance During the Pandemic, and Beyond.
While you may be aware of the importance of HIPAA compliance, actually being HIPAA compliant can feel like a constant monkey on your back. But HIPAA compliance isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must for all of us in the healthcare world.
Yet, as the ways in which we store protected health information (PHI or ePHI) becomes more complex, those in charge of securing data are faced with ever-evolving methods of attack.
In fact, those threats are only getting worse, as bad actors are creating new hacks every day, preying on each of us during this time of panic, uncertainty, and change. You might have recently been a target of one of the many new COVID-related phishing attempts.
So we thought now would be a great time to help ensure your organization is HIPAA compliant, and able to stand up to scrutiny in the event of an audit, or one of the many attacks being performed on healthcare organizations. Which is why we created this free HIPAA Compliance checklist. This interactive Excel document includes 27 elements that we recommend every organization having covered, including:
- Maintaining HIPAA Compliance Documentation for at Least 6 years
- Identifying and Documenting Procedures Used for Routine Requests of PHI
- Obtaining Acknowledgement of Receipt of NPP From the Patient or Individual