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HIPAA Compliance

  • Overview
  • Methodology
  • Our Approach
  • Entities
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  • Clients
  • FAQs

Overview : HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes a standard for the security of sensitive personally identifiable patient data. It is described as a set of rules that govern the lawful use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI). The Office of Civil Rights enforces hipaa compliance, which is governed by the Department of Health and Human Services (OCR). The Office of Civil Rights is to ensure medical hipaa compliance with the goal of ensuring health insurance portability by removing job lock due to preexisting medical conditions, as well as reducing health care fraud and abuse. Ensure the security and privacy of personal health information through enforcing standards.

Methodology

HIPAA regulation identifies majorly two types of organizations:

Covered Entities - Organizations/entities that gather, create, or transfer personal health information (PHI) electronically. The majority of this is covered by health-care organizations, such as health-care insurance carriers and providers of health-care services.

Business Associates - The organization that encounters PHI in any capacity while working on behalf of a covered entity on a contract basis. Billing businesses, third-party consultants, IT providers, cloud storage providers, and others fall into this category.

HIPAA revolves around the three major regulations

Hipaa privacy rules
hipaa security rules
hipaa breach notification rules

Our Approach

We at Kratikal have an in-house team of professionals who complete the documentation of Policies and Procedures for our clients after learning about the organization's current policies and procedures. Our paperwork is formatted in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. The Important policies for hipaa are as follows –
a. Information Security Policy
b. Cyber Crisis Resiliency Program
c. Data Protection Policy
d. Privacy Statement
e. Incident Management Procedure

We at Kratikal have an in-house team of professionals who complete the documentation of Policies and Procedures for our clients after learning about the organization's current policies and procedures. Our paperwork is formatted in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. The Important policies for hipaa are as follows –
a. Information Security Policy
b. Cyber Crisis Resiliency Program
c. Data Protection Policy
d. Privacy Statement
e. Incident Management Procedure

We assist the organization in evaluating the impact of privacy controls and current gaps in privacy controls and procedures, and we then drive out the Privacy Control Implementation process because of this evaluation. A data protection impact assessment is also part of this process (DPIA).

In this step, we define the existing risks in the existing system of the company according to HIPAA requirements, and we assist our client in identifying the risks and implementing the necessary controls and policies to resolve the risks.

In this step, we establish all the controls and assist in their implementation in the organization. We also provide our clients with Awareness Sessions to assist them in implementing each control in accordance with HIPAA requirements.

In this stage, we design and construct all our clients’ centralized procedures and assist them in implementing them in their organizations. The following are a few key processes that must be followed to comply with HIPAA regulations:
a. Data Subject Request
b. Data Subject consent
c. Inventory for breach occurred

We define the plan for the Yearly Audit at this stage, and we also carry it out alongside the organization. After all the rules and processes have been implemented, the organization must undergo annual auditing, which we assist our customers with.

Entities Covered HIPAA

health plan
Company Health
Plans

goverment programs
Government
Programs

health care provider
Health Care
Provider

helath insurance
Health
Insurance

hmos
HMOs
hipaa rules

Security Rules for HIPAA

HIPAA outline few security rules that must be followed by covered entities as well as the Business Associates.

  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information (e-PHI) that they create, receive, retain, or transmit.

  • Identify and protect against threats to the information's security or integrity that are reasonably foreseeable.

  • Protect against improper uses or disclosures that could be reasonably anticipated.

  • Ensure that their employees are following the rules

Clients

Kratikal Insights

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Enterprise
Customers

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Organizations’ Security
Compliant

K+

Small and mid-size
enterprises (SMEs)

K+

Threats Recorded in
GCTx Database

FAQs

What are the basic requirements for HIPAA compliance

a) Privacy – Patients right to PHI
b) Breach Notification – If breach occurs, Steps would be required
c) Security – Physical, technical, and administrative security measures.

a) Hacking
b) Improper disposal of records
c) Lack of Employee Training
d) unauthorized release of Information
e) Lack of Theft of Devices.

Any covered entity (CE) or business associate (BA) that stores, processes, transmits, maintains, or encounters protected health information (PHI) must be compliant.

The healthcare organization as well as individual employees who have access to PHI are both liable. The organization is responsible for ensuring HIPAA compliance by implementing all essential protections.