As a healthcare provider chances are you know the importance of HIPAA compliance. HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)is a requirement established by the U.S. Federal Government for any provider, business, or contractor who works in the healthcare industry.
That means your technology support provider must be HIPAA compliant. If not, you may risk additional fines.
Race Computer Services provides HIPAA compliant IT services across New Jersey.
Penalties For Noncompliance
Healthcare providers handle large amounts of confidential patient information; HIPAA requires this data is kept secure and private at all times. To enforce HIPAA compliance, the Office of Civil Rights regularly conducts periodic audits of businesses. Penalties for non-compliance can result in substantial fines and even criminal prosecution. There’s no stated minimum for fines for non-compliance and some have amounted to more than 1.5 million dollars!
How To Ensure Your Business is HIPAA Compliant
The first step is to have an expert conduct a HIPAA Risk Analysis for your business. In addition to helping ensure your compliance, this analysis is also a government requirement to access funds under the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Medicaid and Medicare programs.
A HIPAA Risk Analysis answers questions such as:
In addition to answering these questions, Race Computer Services’ HIPAA Risk Analysis Service will inform you about other important laws and issues such as:
For more information on how Race Computer Services can help you ensure your business is HIPAA compliant, contact us at (973) 343-5479. You can also reach us by email at [email protected]. Don’t delay; schedule your HIPAA Risk Analysis with Race Computer Services today.