HIPAA Ecosystem

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  • Complimentary! HIPAA, HITECH Exec Brief – an exec brief, 29 minutes, fact-based, fast-paced!

  • Examine application of cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework to address HIPAA and HITECH mandates.

  • Complimentary access to world-class HIPAA and cybersecurity training and certification programs.

  • Knowledge transfer throughout the HIPAA and HITECH engagement.

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HIPAA Methodology

HIPAA Methodology


From CMS Meaningful Use, to MIPS Quality Measures, to critical HIPAA Security Rule-mandated Risk Assessments, ecfirst can ease your efforts at staying on top of compliance requirements. Discuss managed HIPAA compliance with ecfirst.

HIPAA Privacy Rule

  • Establishes federal standards to safeguard the privacy of personal health information.
  • Gives patients an array of rights with respect to their medical information.
  • Provides the foundation for the HIPAA Security Rule.
HIPAA Privacy Rule


  • Breaches must be reported to OCR.
  • A breach is treated as discovered on first day the breach is known to the covered entity or business associate.

HIPAA Security Rule

  • Emphasizes confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
  • Establishes national standards to protect individuals’ ePHI that is created, received, used, or maintained by an organization.
  • Requires appropriate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of ePHI.

Training & Certification

  • Step through all major sections of HIPAA Final Rule.
  • Examine the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules; HIPAA Transactions Code Sets and Identifiers.
  • Evaluate U.S. state cybersecurity mandates, including California, New York, Texas and others.
  • Examine ISO 27001 and NIST standards.
  • Recognize key concepts to comply with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Examine and build practical cybersecurity program.
  • Step through core components of an incident response plan.
  • Review key policies in the areas of risk assessment, mobile devices, cloud computing, encryption, and more.

Managed HIPAA Compliance

  • Industry best practice is to perform HIPAA security risk assessments annually. HIPAA assessment is a requirement.
  • Organizations must include a comprehensive technical vulnerability assessment within the scope of the risk assessment.
  • Talk to ecfirst about the Managed Cybersecurity Services Program (MCSP) that addresses risk analysis, policy development, training, on-demand consulting to remediate gaps, and more.

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment


Organizations such as hospitals, health systems, physician practices, payers, dentists, as well as business associates must conduct a comprehensive risk analysis exercise to meet HIPAA mandates, including HITECH Meaningful Use requirements. Security standards such as ISO 27001 and NIST guidelines require a thorough risk analysis.


Cyber Assessment

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A key requirement of compliance mandates and security standards such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and others is that organizations must conduct a comprehensive and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of all sensitive, confidential information. These mandates require organizations to complete a comprehensive and thorough cybersecurity assessment on a regular schedule.