HIPAA audit

HIPAA Audit: OCR Is On The Move

Last week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the launch of phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program. OCR’s goal is to proactively uncover and address risks and vulnerabilities to protected health information (PHI). Effective immediately, OCR will ensure Covered Entities (CEs), their Business Associates (BAs) and vendors have comprehensive risk management frameworks…

Finding ‘Meaningful Use’ in a simple HIPAA Solution

Background & Challenges Barbara is the office manager for a Grand Rapids, Michigan family practice with four staffers and 1800 patients. The practitioner has been providing healthcare services to patients for 24 years. While attending her monthly association meeting of regional physician office managers, Barbara met local services provider Joe Dylewski, president of ATMP Solutions,…

Aegify and PolicyMedical Announce New BA Manager Solution to streamline and improve Business Associate and Vendor compliance management

Aegify Inc. A world-leading provider of Cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business security monitoring, risk and compliance management, announced today the release of a new solution to help   healthcare organizations manage their network of Business Associates and Vendors through a partnership with PolicyMedical Inc. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 Aegify Inc., a world-leading provider…

An Authoritative Compliance Security for an Unwavering Presence

As per the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) released by Verizon there has been a considerable drop in the number of compromised records- from 361 million in 2008 to 144 million in 2009 and less than 4 million in 2010. Security breach incidents have reduced to 1% in the healthcare sector while the hospitality…

Safe and Secure Compliance Practices For Small Business

It is a strangely paradoxical situation that despite revised and stricter compliance regulations the number of security breaches seems to rise. The HIPAA mandate was enforced to tone down risks threatening patients’ personal records. But there has hardly been any positive report of effective progress towards a threat free environment. As per a recent study…