LaunchMed, LLC Announces Release of HIPAA Preparedness Guide for ACOs

LaunchMed® proudly presents our white paper "Is Your ACO Prepared for HIPAA?", a guide for Accountable Care Organizations to maintain HIPAA compliance. This helpful guide provides key information on HIPAA and HITECH that an ACO needs in order to succeed, including definitions of covered entities and business associates, how to comply with privacy and security rules, examples of recent HIPAA violations, discussion of the importance of HIPAA to ACOs, and a helpful ACO HIPAA preparedness checklist.

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LaunchMed® is a dynamic health care information technology and consulting company.

LaunchMed® is a dynamic health care information technology and consulting company.

Our intention was to create a user-friendly guide to help ACOs start thinking about their own processes and identify where they could make improvements in order to avoid any potential HIPAA-related issues.

Apollo Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

With the explosion of ACO data solutions, increasing monitoring by CMS, the growing number of actions brought against organizations for violations, and industry pressure to integrate data sources, HIPAA compliance is now more important than ever before. To succeed, health care organizations should develop strategies to promote HIPAA compliance.

To this end, LaunchMed® proudly presents our white paper "Is Your ACO Prepared for HIPAA?", a guide for Accountable Care Organizations to maintain HIPAA compliance.

This helpful guide provides key information on HIPAA and HITECH that an ACO needs in order to succeed, including definitions of covered entities and business associates, how to comply with privacy and security rules, examples of recent HIPAA violations, discussion of the importance of HIPAA to ACOs, and a helpful ACO HIPAA preparedness checklist.

“HIPAA regulations are somewhat complex, but once you understand the basic responsibilities placed on health care organizations, including ACOs, they are very manageable. Our intention was to create a user-friendly guide to help ACOs start thinking about their own processes and identify where they could make improvements in order to avoid any potential HIPAA-related issues”, said Jenisse Ouellette, Esq., LaunchMed’s Chief Operating Officer.

“As a health care solutions organization, we are acutely aware of implications of HIPAA with regards to our own business and ensure that we maintain strict compliance with HIPAA laws. We are also particularly well-positioned to assist other organizations with their HIPAA compliance concerns.”

LaunchMed’s HIPAA Preparedness Guide is an invaluable resource for ACOs at all stages of development to maintain HIPAA compliance and avoid costly penalties for HIPAA violations.

For more information about how HIPAA affects your organization, or to request a HIPAA audit of your ACO, or contact us toll-free at (866) 263-8390.

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About LaunchMed®, LLC

LaunchMed® is a dynamic health care information technology and consulting company that empowers healthcare organizations with innovative solutions and tools, and transforms clinical and financial data into actionable business information. LaunchMed's primary goal is to assist clients with improving health outcomes while simultaneously maximizing revenues and maintaining compliance with complex Federal and State regulatory guidelines. To learn more, visit http://www.launch-med.com.


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