An effective HIPAA compliance program is essential in protecting personal data, reducing risk, and meeting regulatory expectations.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Compliance
With provisions extending beyond medical facilities, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires any organization that processes personal health information (PHI) to demonstrate compliance with HIPAA security and privacy safeguards, as well as the related HITECH breach notification requirements.
The expansion of these requirements to providers’ business associates, including cloud service providers, a dynamic regulatory environment, and growing concern about healthcare–related security breaches, create significant risks throughout the healthcare sector and its business partners.
AHIPAA attestation,required for covered entities andtheirbusinessassociates,provides third– party assurance your organization understands its regulatory obligations and hasimplemented policies and procedures to protectPHIfrom unauthorized accessordisclosure.
How Sensiba Can Help
Our HIPAA attestation services, which adhere to AICPA standards of quality controls and independence, provide third–party assurance as well as customized reporting options including:
We evaluate your policies and procedures to identify any gaps in meeting regulatory expectations. This is usually performed at a specific point in time on a non-assurance basis, often to provide a framework to prepare for a follow-on attestation engagement.
HIPAA Compliance Agreed Upon Procedures Engagements
This report, issued under AICPA attestation standards, enables us to express an opinion on an organization’s compliance with the requirements of the HIPAA security, privacy or breach notification Rules. These engagements can also be done on a non-attest basis.
SOC 2 Reports Adapted for HIPAA
SOC 2 reports assess a service organization’s internal controls related to data security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. These reports provide assurance to customers, regulators, business partners and other stakeholders that the service organization’s policies and procedures are designed and operating effectively. A SOC 2 Security and Privacy report maps closely to HIPAA’s security and privacy rules, and can be supplemented with incremental criteria as needed for your organization.