Compliance & Regulatory Audits

HIPAA and HITECH Risk Assessment

As a healthcare provider, HIPAA and HITECH regulations impact your everyday operations.  From having conversations with patients to determine how to store healthcare records, compliance has shaped how providers run their businesses.  While healthcare providers work to provide the best care for their patients, selecting technologies to facilitate compliance can be overwhelming.

SECNAP can help guide providers into taking the appropriate steps to safeguard their data and be confident in compliance.  Our HIPAA and HITECH Risk Analysis can help identify what gaps that your organization is currently facing in order to facilitate compliance.  By leveraging SECNAP’s comprehensive suite of compliance services, a healthcare provider can dramatically reduce IT-related vulnerabilities and enhance the protection of sensitive data.

Failure to comply with regulatory standards can result in the exploitation of vulnerabilities by cybercriminals. Identities can be stolen and sensitive information abused for profit. Data breaches can impact not only a healthcare provider’s reputation but also cost millions per breach in terms of remediation, notification and customer churn.

Tools & Expertise

SECNAP experienced security auditors leverage a complete audit toolkit to ensure that you receive thorough, actionable information as a result of your HIPAA and HITECH Risk Assessment. Tools may include automated testing, network, and wireless scans,personnel interviews, social engineering techniques, policy reviews, procedural and process evaluations, in-depth analyses and more.

By leveraging third-party support, healthcare providers ensure that experienced, objective experts are engaged appropriately, while in-house IT and audit staff are able to remain focused on mission-critical responsibilities. This is an especially attractive strategy for smaller providers who may lack the internal resources necessary to evaluate their HITECH compliance gaps.

Elements of a HIPAA and HITECH Risk Assessment

There are nine essential elements that a Risk Analysis must incorporate.

  • Scope of the Analysis
  • Data Collection 
  • Identify and Document Potential Threats and Vulnerabilities 
  • Assess Current Security Measures
  • Determine the Likelihood of Threat Occurrence
  • Determine the Potential Impact of Threat Occurrence
  • Establish a Threat Matrix
  • Determine the Level of Risk
  • Finalize Documentation and provide meaningful recommendations to appropriately mitigate the risks.

    Reporting and Deliverables

    Upon completion of the HIPAA Risk Assessment, deliverables include a draft and final Detailed Report, Executive Summary, and supporting data including scan results. You will have a complete picture of current vulnerabilities along with the actions you can take to address them in order to bring your security program up to date and into compliance.

    It is very possible you have questions regarding compliance and security.   Let’s connect and identify how SECNAP can get your practice once step closer to running a secure and compliant business.