HIPAA HITECH Compliance News

What is a NIST HIPAA Policy?

A NIST HIPAA policy is a policy written specifically to meet the requirements of a NIST Safeguard.  Adopting and implementing the policy results in a higher score on the NIST CSF risk assessment, the new standard for HIPAA compliance.

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Athenahealth Accepts Our Client as HIPAA Compliant

Athenahealth approved HIPAA Risk Advisor's report stating that Patient Education Genius is HIPAA compliant.  Patient Education Genius achieved this in 20 days at a cost of less than $1,000 using the Jumpstart program from Compliance Helper and ACR2 Solutions.


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Who is Causing your HIPAA Pain?

Someone is causing you HIPAA pain.  It might be a client, business partner, new CISO, regulator or board of directors, but someone is demanding proof of HIPAA compliance.  The challenge is finding some acceptable proof and we suggest that a HIPAA NIST CSF Risk Assessment is the answer.


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NIST CSF Industry Standard for HIPAA

We still don't have a certification process for HIPAA but with the NIST CSF we have a standard that is accepted by HHS.  Upgrading to the NIST CSF brings your HIPAA compliance program up to the standards in 2018.  This is needed in addition to saving your previous compliance efforts such as policies, staff training and risk assessments done in a non-standard format.

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Why do you need NIST CSF even if you already have HITRUST CSF?  Management and the board of directors may require NIST CSF.

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