The healthcare industry is being targeted by hackers because Electronic Health Records (EHR) are very valuable on the black market. Over 1.6 million people had their information stolen and the estimated cost of these data breaches have cost the healthcare sector more than $6.2 billion dollars. Understandably, patients and Healthcare and HealthTech companies are increasingly anxious about the security of their health data.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) passed by congress defines how electronic protected health information (ePHI) needs to be managed and secured. Whether you are a Covered Entity (CE) or a Business Associate (BA) there are policies, procedures and processes you need to comply with. As the regulatory oversight increases on health-related companies maintaining HIPAA compliance is a must.
Accorian can help you maintain HIPAA compliance. If you have ePHI data you are creating, receiving, maintaining, or transmitting, HIPAA applies to you. As HITRUST Assessors, we have a wealth of experience in privacy, security and breach notification rules that combine to make up the HIPAA framework. Whether you need a partner to help create the procedures, develop awareness training, or conduct a security risk assessment Accorian can help you today.