Any U.S. organization maintaining or transmitting electronically protected health information, commonly known as ePHI, must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
A Prescription for Security & Privacy
HIPAA established rules around protecting the security and privacy of sensitive patient data. Kairos Vision Consult can help you respond to the regulation’s guiding principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronically protected health information (ePHI).
HIPAA: Fast Facts and Consequences
- HIPAA features three components related to data protection: the Security Rule, the Privacy Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule.
- HIPAA requires “covered entities,” which include hospitals, pharmacies, group health plans, and individual provider offices, and their third-party “business associates” to deploy technical controls to prepare for audits and protect sensitive ePHI.
- The maximum civil fine is $50,000 per violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million per violation category, with the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collecting some $20 million in fines and settlements in 2017.
- The HITECH Act of 2009 is a distinct law from HIPAA, but the two overlap and reinforce each other in certain ways.
Eye Risks. Close Holes. Get Secure. Prioritize Your Efforts
Customizable assessments, scaled for covered entities and business associates, help you identify safeguards necessary to meet HIPAA compliance by locating gaps that may exist between your current security posture and the requirements.
Address Gaps and Vulnerabilities
The Kairos Vision Consult HIPAA Compliance Readiness Service helps you confront your HIPAA compliance gaps so that specific risks can be categorized, quantified, and addressed.
Empower Decision Making
Our consultants pre-assess your compliance to identify the degree of conformity that your organization displays relative to the Omnibus Rule, which implements several provisions of the HITECH Act.
How can Kairos Vision Consult’s HIPAA Compliance benefit your organization?
Kairos Vision consult’s HIPAA compliance affirms the security of your services and gives your organization the ability to provide clients and regulators with evidence from an auditor who has actually seen your internal controls in place and operating. Kairos HIPAA compliance helps your organization maintain loyal clients and attract new ones, operate more efficiently, avoid fines for non-compliance or breaches, and most importantly: assure clients that their PHI is protected.