Clearwater Compliance Announcing Launch of a New Series of HIPAA-HITECH White Papers

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We take our thought-leadership position in the area of HIPAA-HITECH compliance very seriously and are always actively seeking new ways to bring value to the industry. --Bob Chaput, CEO & Founder, Clearwater Compliance

Clearwater Compliance announced today it is launching the publication of a new series of instructional white papers focusing on simplifying the complexities of HIPAA-HITECH compliance. The first three white papers in the series are available now, with more publications scheduled for release in the coming months.

Clearwater is a leading provider of software and solutions that help organizations become and remain HIPAA-HITECH compliant. The company also has a long history of providing high-value, complimentary educational resources focused on timely HIPAA-HITECH topics, including web forums, webinars, seminars and white papers.

The first three installments of Clearwater’s latest white paper series are detailed below:

Risky Business: How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis
With a rising number of complaints, high-profile breaches and sub-par performance by audited and investigated organizations, the Office for Civil Rights is lowering the boom on organizations failing to complete the foundational Risk Analysis requirement in the HIPAA Security Rule.

This white paper is intended to provide helpful information on how to perform a bona fide security risk analysis that meets both the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule and Meaningful Use. Specifically, it covers the exact requirements outlined in HHS/OCR final guidance, a practical risk analysis methodology, instructions for completing a risk analysis and links to a variety of tools and templates. Click here to download a copy.

HIPAA Compliance | Now Even More Critical for Managed Care Organizations
Safeguarding personal health information is not only about complying with regulations. It is about quality of care, patient safety and competitive advantage in a very dynamic healthcare marketplace. Leading health plans across the country have realized that delivering quality care, providing access for their members and ensuring care is delivered in a timely manner is directly dependent on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of members’ health information.

This white paper provides step-by-step guidance for taking action and improving overall compliance efforts within a managed care setting. Click here to download a copy.

HIPAA Compliance Now Even More Critical for Third Party Administrators
With enforcement of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule now in full effect, TPAs can be held accountable for civil and criminal penalties for failing to properly comply with its requirements. Penalties are sizable, with the potential for multimillion-dollar fines. TPAs accrue many more regulatory compliance obligations than most other business associates, given the nature of the work they perform and their direct interaction with plan members.

This white paper provides helpful insight and tips for TPAs, including 11 necessary steps for TPAs to ensure compliance with HIPAA-HITECH regulations. Click here to download a copy.

“We take our thought-leadership position in the area of HIPAA-HITECH compliance very seriously and are always actively seeking new ways to bring value to the industry,” said Bob Chaput, CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. “We hope our latest series of tools are helpful to organizations that are trying to take the next positive step toward operationalizing their compliance efforts and, most importantly, ensuring the privacy and security of Protected Health Information.”

In addition to the current white paper series, the company also offers a series of live and on-demand webinars covering a wide range of HIPAA-HITECH topics. For a complete listing of available resources, please visit Clearwater online at http://www.clearwatercompliance.com.

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About Clearwater Compliance: http://clearwatercompliance.com
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, is all about and only about helping healthcare organizations and their service providers become and remain HIPAA-HITECH Compliant. Owned and operated by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs HIPAA software and tools, risk management solutions, training, and professional services for small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2003, the company has served more than 350 organizations. Find out more about our HIPAA compliance software, solutions and consulting services at clearwatercompliance.com.

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