HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was officially signed and introduced under the esteemed former US President,Bill Clinton. This framework was mainly created to secure the information flow in health care sectors, to properly maintain sensitive information like PII (Personal Identifiable Information)and PHI (Personal Health Information) of patients from beingstolen and manipulated by intruders and to address the shortcomings on healthcare insurance coverage.
Why HIPAA Audit?
In this technological age, medical providers are using clinical applications such as Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems, Electronic Health Records (EHR), radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory systems. Health plans are providing access to claims and care management, as well as member self-service applications. This means that the medical workforce is getting more dynamic and efficient (i.e., physicians can check patient records and test results from any part of the globe using connecting mediums). As many people leveragethese technologies, potential security threats are also on the rise and this provides the need to audit them using a proper framework that’s none other than HIPPA. Further, HIPAA comprises of 5 titles briefed below:
- Title 1 (Health Insurance Coverage) – Protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs.
- Title 11 (Administrative Simplification) – Checks if the national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers are well established.
- Title 111 – Sets guidelines for pre-tax medical spending accounts.
- Title 1V – Sets guidelines for group health plans.
- Tile V – Governs company-owned life insurance policies.
Boons of Cycatz:
HIPAA provides two important rules namely HPR (HIPAA Privacy Rule) and HSR (HIPAA Security Rule). To explain them in a swift manner, HPR safeguards protected health information while HSR protects a subset of information covered by the Privacy Rule.Cycatz’s capable security auditors scrutinize both and ensure if their requirements are met. Further, they
- Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information.
- Detect and protect against anticipated threats.
- Safeguard against insecure uses or disclosures.
- Certify compliance by their workforce.
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