HIPAA Blog Posts: HIPAA Compliant Checklist
A HIPAA checklist such as the one we offer for free on our website at www.compliancehelper.com is a useful tool for getting a snapshot view of your HIPAA compliance but it does not assure your on-going compliance like our Compliance Meter ®. The Compliance Meter ® is your assurance that your organization is HIPAA compliant on an on-going basis and that you can prove it. Thus our new product name HIPAAssure™, for which we have applied for a registered trademark, is symbolic of our commitment to on-going compliance.
We provide a free HIPAA checklist for business associates on our website at www.compliancehelper.com but you need to know how this differs from a HIPAA risk assessment.
Here is Health and Human Service quote about HIPAA certification; " It is important to note that HHS does not endorse or otherwise recognize private organizations’ “certifications” regarding the Security Rule, and such certifications do not absolve covered entities of their legal obligations under the Security Rule. Moreover, performance of a “certification” by an external organization does not preclude HHS from subsequently finding a security violation."
Our free HIPAA compliance checklist can be a handy quick reference to your current level of HIPAA compliance. With all the changes brought about by the HIPAA Omnibust Rule your policies and procedures may be out of date. So download it today at www.compliancehelper.com/compliance-checklist .
The reasons an organization can't be "Certified HIPAA Compliant" are two fold; HHS has given no one authority to certify, and HIPAA compliance is an on-going, evolving process. A recent article from Scott & Scott LLP entitled "The challenges of compliance" encapsulates this nicely.
“[A] risk analysis, ongoing risk management, and routine information system reviews are the cornerstones of an effective HIPAA security compliance program.” HHS OCR Director Leon Rodriguez
A HIPAA HITECH Compliance Checklist is a component of the profile of BAs maintained by BA Tracker. The BAs are surveyed monthly and If the answers reveal gaps in their privacy and security program they can sign up for help from Compliance Helper.
Howard Anderson interviews former HIPAA enforcer Adam Greene, who states; "An important component of preparing for a potential HIPAA compliance audit is to complete a "walk through" to make sure privacy and security policies and procedures are practical and effective." We have long recommended this informal process and in fact have supplied a short HIPAA Compliance Check List.
There is some controversy about cloud computing and compliance but in this webinar you will see how it can be used to enhance HIPAA HITECH compliance. Rebecca Herold, recently voted #3 best privacy advisor in the world, will share her experience in doing over 200 risk assessments and Jack Anderson will share the technology secrets that deliver an efficient and cost effective compliance solution.