HIPAA update


HIPAA rules require that healthcare providers (Covered Entities) and Business Associates apply appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Additionally, the HITECH Act requires that they implement policies, procedures and technical controls to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic PHI data. The Act also tightened breach notification requirements, increased financial liability amounts and established that covered entities are liable for their business associates.

Elevate understands the challenges that healthcare providers face and offers a comprehensive HIPAA Risk Management Program.