HIPAA compliance is more than a once and done thing. You and your staff need to understand the HIPAA regulations and take them into account when dealing with and processing patient information. For your office to become compliant with the HIPAA regulations, you need to implement what the federal government refers to as a “Culture of Compliance”.
HIPAA compliance is a continuous quality improvement program.
- Step 1 : Develop a listing of all software programs you utilize to process patient information, including cloud software programs
- Step 2: Identify all workstations, servers, and network equipment that patient information is processed by, stored on, or passes through.
- Step 3 : Understand the risks that exist to your patient information from both internal and external threats.
- Step 4 : Look at the steps you are currently taking to protect patient information and compare what you are doing to ‘best practices’.
Taking all of this information into account, we develop an action plan to improve how you will protect the patient data in your office. This process needs to be reasonable and achievable and within the financial and technical resources of your office.
TLD Systems HIPAA Security Program is your BEST choice for a compliance program that is tailored to the needs of small practices.