With recent changes to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, medical practices must address their compliance and what changes to effect to minimize risks to patient privacy and security.
The Omnibus Rule creates urgency to address these at an “enterprise level” for which small practices are unprepared and under-resourced . Cyber Risk Associates, LLC, positions small medical practices – the very bedrock of American healthcare - for compliance with HIPAA, GINA, HITECH and state regulations, through individually customized programs and ongoing support.
Our approach is different - we believe in an affirming, joyful strategy to compliance.
Clients find that when the practice goes out of its way to demonstrate respect for data privacy, patients are more quickly forthcoming.
Medical confidentiality is the oldest form of privacy for good reason- it's necessary to accurate treatment and speedy recovery! Privacy pays!
As if things weren't complicated enough.
In 2012, just as the Supreme Court was wrestling with the ACA in its first go-round, the Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 300, strengthening the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, adding teeth and bite to the Texas Health & Safety Code, giving it a wider reach even than HIPAA. Most business associates now have the same responsibilities as covered entities ... training, risk analysis, security and privacy programs. Call us to put your mind at ease about Texas HIPAA!
HIPAA compliance requires periodic EHR-related risk assessment. In partnership with the Compliancy Group, Cyber Risk has customized their software tool to Texas' specific regulations found in the Health and Safety Code .... stronger than HIPAA!
Threats to privacy and security are met by administrative, physical and technical safeguards. But as threats change, so must defenses.
Our monthly advisory is your Early Warning System. Our quarterly training is updated with the most recent threats. With Cyber Risk Associates, Privacy and Security are baked in.
Cyber Risk Associates customizes and enhances required HIPAA training for your practice, your staff, your offices. Updating our livefire exercises with breach cases ripped from the headlines leaves staff with a participant's perspective on privacy protection. We secure the staff to secure the practice.