Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) April 13, 2011
Acclaim Networks has announced the launch of HIPAAHelperOnline.com to close the loop on HIPAA compliance for small dental and medical practices. The new cloud based service takes the covered entity through the documentation process using a task-based delivery method, a personal helper, and a time/date stamped audit function that logs all compliance efforts. It also delivers the mandated training and awareness activities required to maintain compliance. Practices can establish and manage compliance more easily and efficiently than ever before.
The service has a couple of very unique features. The first is access to a live "helper" that can answer questions and provide direction throughout the entire compliance process. As you customize policies and procedures to the way your practice works, the helper interacts with you to provide guidance. The service also delivers ongoing training and awareness activities that are called for in the legislation, and which have become a growing focus of importance during breach audits. The regularly scheduled activities help establish the practice's security and privacy awareness program.
In creating HIPAAHelperOnline.com, Acclaim Networks has partnered with Rebecca Herold, CIPP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, FLMI, for the development of the policies, procedures, forms, and step by step process required to get compliant, stay compliant, and prove compliance. Rebecca’s content reflects her decades of experience and delivers a complete privacy and information security program including compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, Red Flags Rule, and many other regulations. It has been developed to meet the NIST standards containing guidance for HIPAA compliance, the OECD privacy principles, as well as supporting ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 standards.
Acclaim Networks has provided computer networking and data security services to health care clients for the last ten years. For the latter half of that decade, HIPAA compliance has become a more pervasive part of the solutions they provide. "We've always considered HIPAA requirements in the way we design and maintain networks, but we've recently seen what can happen to a covered entity after having a breach due to a theft", said Acclaim Networks president, David Yandry. "Technical considerations are only part of the picture, and this service helps close the loop on everything else that's required", he notes.