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PRESS RELEASE
Contact: John Schelewitz
Email: John.Schelewitz@ecfirst.com
Phone: (480) 663-3225
Website: www.ecfirst.com

HIPAA Final Rule Updates, Exec Brief PDF Now Available
Complimentary from ecfirst, Home of The HIPAA Academy

NEWPORT BEACH CA USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- FEBRUARY 1, 2013:

Finally, the final rule addressing updates to HIPAA and HITECH is available. Effective March 26, covered entities and business associates have until September 23, 2013 to comply. Several areas of significant updates have been introduced, including those that impact:

  • Business Associates
  • Breach Notification
  • HIPAA Enforcement Rule
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

Key changes have been made to definitions as well as mandates that impact sub-contractors and so much more. Read 563 pages or request the ecfirst executive brief PDF that highlights key changes and updates from this much awaited final rule. Get an exclusive copy of the Final Rule Executive Brief PDF, compliments of ecfirst, Home of The HIPAA Academy. Discuss the final copy directly with ecfirst. Schedule a complimentary 30-minute call to step through key areas of change to ensure to start the process to enhance your HIPAA compliance program.

ECFIRST ONLINE STORE - DOWNLOAD POLICY TEMPLATES NOW!

Need help customizing policies to meet the format and content requirements of your organization? Not a problem. ecfirst specializes in tailoring policies to address the specific requirements of your organization.

The ecfirst Policy templates address mandates for key regulations such as HIPAA, HITECH, as well as the ISO 27002 security standard and PCI DSS v2.0. The ecfirst Online Store is rich in its library of privacy and information security policy templates. You may download policies from the ecfirst Online Store @ www.ecfirst.biz to address regulatory requirements in the areas of:

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • HIPAA Security Rule
  • HITECH Data Breach Notification
  • ISO 27002
  • PCI DSS v2.0

To discuss your specific requirements for policy templates, including customization, please contact John Schelewitz at (480) 663-3225 or at John.Schelewitz@ecfirst.com.

ON-DEMAND SECURITY CONSULTING!

ecfirst can provide Project Managers and information security as well as compliance resources for your initiatives - to advise, guide and implement your plans and activities. Compliment your team with ecfirst project management and security staffing resources to meet your short term and long term requirements. The ecfirst On-Demand Program starts with a commitment of consulting time @ 40 hours or more with no short term or long term commitments - and flat rate pricing.

MANAGED COMPLIANCE SERVICES PROGRAM (MCSP)

ecfirst is the first organization in the industry to introduce an optional Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP) that addresses HIPAA Privacy, HIPAA Security and HITECH Act mandates over a 36-month period based on a fixed monthly fee for a specified combination of services. Services also provided for PCI DSS, ISO 27000, as well as business continuity (development of Business Impact Analysis and Disaster Recovery Plan).

CHP & CSCS = 2 HIGHLY VALUED CREDENTIALS

The CHP and CSCS certification programs are now scheduled in several cities across the USA. Or, bring the CHP or CSCS Program to your site.

CHP PROGRAM

Classes scheduled in multiple cities across the USA

Learn about key aspects of the HIPAA regulation including Transactions and Code Sets, Identifiers, Privacy and Security. Step through new requirements related to the HITECH Act. This is an exceptional program delivered by Lorna Waggoner, a HIPAA expert. To register, visit www.HIPAAAcademy.Net.

CSCS PROGRAM

Classes scheduled in multiple cities across the USA

To attend the only certification program in the industry that addresses PCI DSS, ISO 27001/27002, HIPAA, NIST, FISMA, and other information security regulations, please register at www.ecfirst.com, and click on the CSCS Program. The CSCS Program is presented by compliance and cyber security experts. CSCS is the world's first program focused on regulatory compliance and cyber security. To register, visit www.ecfirst.com.

ABOUT ECFIRST - GOLD STANDARD FOR HIPAA/HITECH COMPLIANCE

ecfirst, home of the HIPAA Academy, delivers deep expertise to healthcare covered entities, business associates and health IT vendors with its full suite of services that include:

  • Risk analysis and technical vulnerability assessment
  • On-Demand Compliance & Security Remediation Services
  • Contingency Planning/Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Social Engineering
  • Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP) for continual HIPAA and HITECH compliance

With over 2,000 clients since 1999 and recognized as an Inc. 500 firm -- America's fastest growing Top 500 privately held business in its 1st year of eligibility, ecfirst has enabled hundreds of organizations all across the United States and abroad, achieve and maintain compliance with regulations and standards that impact their business. ecfirst is Minority Business Enterprise Certified and accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

For a customized proposal on HIPAA or HITECH compliance mandates, please contact John Schelewitz at John.Schelewitz@ecfirst.com at (480) 663-3225.