Are you HIPPA compliant? If you have a business that is in the health industry then you know all about HIPPA. HIPPA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was passed in 1996 and is a federal law that requires the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.
What Does it Take to Be HIPAA Compliant?
-Implementing written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct for your business.
-Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee to oversee compliance.
-Conducting effective training and education for your employees.
-Developing effective lines of communication.
-Conducting internal monitoring and auditing with your I.T. team or vendor.
-Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines and documenting it.
-Responding promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action with your I.T. team or vendor.
If you are not already doing any of these things, you need to reassess your HIPPA compliance policies. Should there be a data breach you need to have the policies in place to mitigate the issues as well as inform your clients of the breach. A breach can cause your business to be down, to lose money from getting sued or resolving the issues, and or cause your reputation to be damaged. Contact C Three Business Consultants today for your HIPPA compliance assessment to avoid losing money, losing time, and damaging your reputation.