HIPAA

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

  • Examine application of cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST CSF and the HITRUST CSF to address HIPAA and HITECH mandates.

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

  • Knowledge transfer throughout the HIPAA, HITECH, and HITRUST engagement.

  • Easy & immediate access to the ecfirst chief executive to address any requirements.

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HIPAA Methodology

HIPAA Methodology

CMS, MIPS, HIPAA

From CMS Meaningful Use, to MIPS Quality Measures, to critical HIPAA Security Rule-mandated Risk Assessments, ecfirst can ease your efforts at staying a 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
HITECH Breach

HITECH Breach

  • 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

CHP
  • Step through all major sections of HIPAA Final Rule.
  • Examine the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules; HIPAA Transactions Code Sets and Identifiers.
CSCS
  • 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).
CCSA
  • 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.
The CSF Framework

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

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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.

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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.

HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an industry standard for healthcare organizations to protect PHI and comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. ecfirst is a HITRUST authorized CSF Assessor and helps you through the journey of certification, including Self-Assessment, Validation, & Certification.

NIST CsF provides an overarching incident management-based approach to cybersecurity that is intended to apply broadly across all organizations, regardless of size, industry, or cybersecurity sophistication.

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In the News

Controls Required for HITRUST Certification, HITRUST Advisory from Ali Pabrai.

Events

Cyber Immune Defense: HITRUST, Featured Presentation by Ali Pabrai at HIMSS Iowa Chapter 2018 conference, November 8, 2018 | Des Moines.

Thought Leadership

Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), CCSFP (HITRUST) is the chief executive of ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business. He is a highly regarded information security and regulatory compliance expert.