HIPAA Security Rule

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Why a Risk-Based Approach to HIPAA Security Rule is important:

LogicManager’s HIPAA Security Rule Solution

Here’s what you can expect with LogicManager’s HIPAA Security Rule solution package:

  • Skip the groundwork – we’ve already done it for you. The HIPAA Security Rule framework content is ready to load directly into your LogicManager environment.
  • Pre-load a centralized list of existing controls and policies that your organization relies on to maintain compliance. This way, you don’t lose anything you’ve already worked hard to complete.
  • Provide evidence to auditors of how your organization is meeting and maintaining compliance with HIPAA Security rules by producing reports that highlight compliance with the individual requirements of the Security Rule and list out all your existing controls.
  • Our robust reporting engine can also help you track issues to see if there are certain departments falling behind more than others. Do so continually over time to identify trends that may require higher level action to remediate.
  • Track annual employee HIPAA certifications by automatically sending out policy attestation tasks. From there, employees can simply upload their most recent certification through a secure webform.

Achieve HIPAA Security Rule Compliance with LogicManager

Identify & close gaps

By completing a simple “yes/no” survey against the HIPAA Security Rule requirements, your organization will be able to easily identify where any gaps in your program exist. Any time you answer “no” to meeting one of the Security Rule requirements, you’ll be enabled to uncover the root cause of the issue; is it linked to one specific department or branch, or a missing application? Track and report on all of this information so that you can identify weaknesses and begin the work of implementing new controls, policies and procedures to help you comply.

Leverage a best practice risk assessment

Beyond assessing and associating policies to requirements, the Security Rule also requires covered entities to conduct a risk assessment. LogicManager facilitates that with an out-of-the-box risk library that’s aligned to industry expectations. This risk assessment is flexible – it factors in the expectation that organizations of different resources and maturities will have different protocols and requirements in place. Tailor the assessment to the size, needs and costs unique to your organization.

 

Set it and forget it

Assessing for HIPAA compliance is not a one-and-done activity; with our automated task and workflow functionalities, set up assessment tasks and allow the system to send reminders out to the appropriate parties on the frequency that you choose. This automation eliminates human error, as well as the risk of potentially missing a deadline and being slapped with regulatory fines.

 

Maintain a centralized repository

Your organization’s compliance with HIPAA does not exist within a silo, so you shouldn’t work within siloes. Keep everything in one centralized location and so that all departments have one formalized process for accessing and adhering to HIPAA Security Rule requirements. No more wasting time and manpower on back and forth, interdepartmental email chains and navigating different teams’ methods of tracking compliance. Instead, everyone will provide the necessary information in one location following one streamlined process.

What is the HIPAA Security Rule?

The HIPAA Security Rule requires physicians to protect patients’ electronically stored, protected health information (or “ePHI”) by using appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and security of this information.

But it’s never enough to simply say that you’re following any regulation’s requirements; you’re required to provide evidence of your compliance, and doing so can require manual information collection that depends on countless hours and valuable resources. When you use LogicManager’s HIPAA Security Rule solution package, you’ll get that time and energy back to spend on other, more strategic objectives. Keep reading to learn more.

Risks

So what can happen to your organization if you fall short in complying with the HIPAA Security Rule? The repercussions could be catastrophic, with potential legal battles and regulatory fees. Additionally, the potential for reputational damage if you’re found to be noncompliant could mean the end of your organization entirely.

The penalties for HIPAA noncompliance are based on the perceived level of negligence, and can range from $100 to $50,000 per individual violation, with a max penalty of $1.5 million per calendar year for violations. Violations can also result in jail time for the individuals responsible.

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