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Based on our experience with all sizes of healthcare organizations, we can help with recommendations that increase compliance with the HIPAA Rules no matter what the size or complexity of the organization. We take the “Government-speak” language and provide a layman’s interpretation to the Risk Assessment and Gap Analysis process, providing understandable, actionable remediation activities.
Policies and procedures are essential to HIPAA compliance and yet time and again our assessments find it is the most common deficiency.
Our HIPAA Security and Privacy kit contains over 100 industry proven policies and procedures to keep healthcare organizations on track for HIPAA compliance. We can quickly and effectively help your organization get working policies and procedures in place, sometimes within a matter of days.
Our HIPAA Compliance Program (HCP) assures an organization’s customers that the organization has implemented the necessary security measures to safeguard Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
With a thorough security/privacy evaluation process and three (3) defined levels of assurance, we offer an attestation that the organization has met or exceeds all Privacy and Security rules of the HIPAA/HITECH acts.
We evaluate all aspects of HIPAA, including the Security, Privacy, Data Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules. The Risk Analysis is an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risk and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) held by your organization. If gaps are identified, a Sword & Shield Healthcare Compliance Consultant can assist you in developing a roadmap to achieve HIPAA compliance.
A top issue in OCR HIPAA audit findings is a lack of policies and procedures. Outdated procedures, failure to implement approved policies, and lack of awareness by staff are typical violations noted in findings. Our Healthcare Compliance Consultants can work with all levels of your organization to develop comprehensive policies and procedures standardized to meet the requirements for the Security, Privacy and Breach Notification Rules of HIPAA but also customized for the unique requirements of your organization.
Lack of general security awareness and staff comprehension of the HIPAA Security, Privacy, and Breach Notification Rules is a common issue for healthcare organizations. Just as your organization is responsible for patient safety and providing excellent care, your organization is also responsible for ensuring patient care is delivered within the guidelines and conformance to established policies and procedures. Our Healthcare Compliance Consultants deliver security awareness training that helps ensure your staff are delivering patient care in both a compliant and security smart way.
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Sword & Shield provides a wide variety of security related services for our clients. The following list provides an overview of some of the most common services we perform. For more details about these services or other services we perform, contact us today.
Our team of experts can perform a penetration test that meets the requirements of PCI and EI3PA and is aligned with industry best practice. Sword & Shield’s assessment team specializes in this type of work and is in high demand from organizations across the globe.
Our unique Data Breach Threat Analysis is designed to proactively identify threats and vulnerabilities that may have already been introduced during the time lag between the release of the vulnerability exploitation code and when security patches are actually applied to the vulnerable system(s).
Monitoring system logs for security events and responding appropriately can be an overwhelming task in most organizations. Sword & Shield has assembled a team of experts that specializes in this area and is prepared to perform this task for your organization.
Through our comprehensive Sensitive Data Discovery Scan we will perform a scan of your network that will pinpoint sources of confidential electronic health data, as well as where additional subsets, copies and exports of that data reside.
A Virtual Security & Compliance Consultant (vSCC) helps you choose which competencies your company needs now — helping with overall information security, direction, governance and planning to support strategic business initiatives.
We help your organization both plan and prepare for handling data breach events. During those critical times of a security incident we help organizations properly handle security issues. Through a comprehensive offering of incident handling and forensic services, we have assisted thousands of customers of all sizes.