The simple and automated online SRA offered by ITelagen and powered by HIPAA One®, highlights the new updates for HIPAA compliance enforcement including 708 updates to Privacy and 880 updates to Security. These updates include more policies and procedures with supporting documentation, Health Plans must have assurances from their plan sponsors, and all companies have to get “satisfactory assurances” of HIPAA compliance from their business associates, vendors and subcontractors. The industry-standard results are based on HIPAA Audit Protocol (per the Office for Civil Rights) with NIST-based methodologies and can be used for Meaningful Use/MACRA attestation, responding to any HIPAA-compliance audit and reducing risk to the organization. ITelagen provides the guidance, methodology, advice and commitment for ensuring HIPAA Security compliance with the use of EHR: review and update PHI inventory to determine where electronic and other data is located; examination of the three safeguards required by HIPAA Security Rule 45 C.F.R. §§ 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) — administrative, physical and technical, including the latest Omnibus Rules changes; assessment of current HIPAA security compliance operations including safeguards in place, as well as vulnerabilities and specific threats to safeguards; evaluation of existing security policies and procedures to ensure they are sufficient to be effective, currently operational, and meet compliance programs appropriate for your size organization.
“Using spreadsheets, manual tools, or HIPAA SRA Assessment tools other than our online HIPAA SRA Assessment is an outdated practice. Our online assessment is maintained by HIPAA Security professionals, remains up-to-date with the OCR’s Audit Program and allows for easy importing of updates in subsequent years on our program.”, said VP – Professional Services, Carmen Soto-Rodriguez.
Additionally, ITelagen maintains a data center that is SSAE16/SOC Type II certified, an international auditing standard governed by information technology and process controls. ITelagen is a cloud-based technology support IT service that monitors and hosts infrastructures for the healthcare, financial, and small business industries. The service provides onsite and remote technical support, manages EHRs to organize medical records and bills, coordinates and submits medical claims and insurance collections, and allows medical staff to send scripts online.
ITelagen® redefines Healthcare IT for medical practices by providing electronic health records (EHR) as part of an entire back-office solution that includes unlimited onsite & remote technical support for all of your staff and secure hosting of your patient data. We are more than just desktop technicians, but a complete healthcare technology team made up of CIO’s, engineers, and healthcare EHR experts. With ITelagen, you can have all the benefits of your very own fully-staffed IT Department, without the expense of an in-house staff. By combining certified EHR experts with IT and hosting, ITelagen becomes the single point of contact and “One-Stop Shop for EHR®” for IT and EHR infrastructure, all for a flat monthly subscription fee. For more information, visit ITelagen on the Web at www.itelagen.com. Follow ITelagen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ITELAGEN, Facebook at www.facebook.com/itelagen, or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/itelagen.
About HIPAA One®
HIPAA One® is owned by Modern Compliance Solutions, Inc. and was started with the vision of helping the health care community, business associates and others improve patient care, drive more revenue and reduce costs through software and service solutions that automate mundane, error-prone and labor-intensive risk analysis activities. We understand some users want the benefits of HIPAA compliance without becoming experts in the regulations. Others such as certified Security and Compliance experts want the adherence to NIST-based methodologies, accepted Audit principles and added flexibility to drive an effective ongoing risk management program. HIPAA One® was designed to bring peace of mind to all professionals by being simple, automated and affordable.