Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
CompliancePoint, an information security consulting and services provider, announces the availability of its new service for the development of HIPAA policies and procedures. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) now includes the HIPAA Security, Privacy and Breach Rules that establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. The compliance requirements of the HIPAA Security, Privacy and Breach Rules mandate a very specific set of policies and procedures to manage the administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
Complying with the HIPAA Rules as amended by the Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act involves many steps and considerations. A HIPAA/HITECH covered entity must implement in either written or electronic form its policies and procedures regarding personal health information (PHI).
“Knowing what policies need to be created, updated and communicated to those both inside and outside the organization is a daunting task,” explains Jerry Wyble, Vice President and Practice Manager for CompliancePoint’s Information Security practice group. “CompliancePoint’s consultants work in conjunction with an organization’s administrative and information technology staff to create the necessary documents. Our well-defined, proven consulting process includes information gathering, policy and procedure development, document review, and document release and implementation. The documents created through this service provide a foundation for demonstrating due diligence in compliance with HIPAA/HITECH standards. In addition, these documents provide clarity in employee communications and serve as a layer of defense against liabilities associated with misconduct.”
CompliancePoint’s HIPAA/HITECH consulting assessments are one of its most popular and fastest-growing service offerings. The company will exhibit in booth 4668 at the 2013 HIMSS show in New Orleans to showcase its healthcare-related technology applications including its Compliance Automation Portal as well as its HIPAA Security Training Program.
CompliancePoint, a PossibleNOW company, is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. CompliancePoint’s Information Security Compliance practice group provides consulting, audit and training services on business privacy and data security issues including PCI Certification and HIPAA assessments. Additional services include information security risk assessments, cloud compliance solutions, and information security training.
The CompliancePoint Information Security staff hold numerous IT & Security credentials including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Application PCI Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), Certified FISMA Compliance Practitioner (CFCP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional, and certified TG-3 auditors.
For more information, call (855) 670-8780 or e-mail security(at)compliancepoint(dot)com or visit http://www.compliancepointis.com.