Since Radius provides hosted solutions for radiology groups, hospitals and medical providers for their PAC systems, HIPAA compliance is required. Radius had used another HIPAA compliance firm but was unhappy with the level of service the company was receiving.
Burdine says Radius needed a HIPAA compliance consulting company that would be hands-on versus just providing the software to figure out on their own. This is what they had experienced before and were not able to make progress in achieving compliance.
“What made us choose Sword & Shield was the fact they were going to work with us to complete the assessment and not just hand us the pieces to do self-assessments,” says Burdine. “They really presented it in a way that was going to be walking us through it and being with us through the whole process and guiding us if we had any questions, so that was important to us.”
Radius subscribes to Sword & Shield’s HIPAA Compliance Program which includes an annual HIPAA risk assessment, a gap analysis, quarterly touchpoints and Sword & Shield ranking of the company’s compliance status.
“Sword & Shield has helped us stay on track with all of our assessments,” says Burdine. “The important part has been the regular touch points to make sure we are making progress and it’s not just that we have the assessment and it’s over.”
The Radius team works with Sword & Shield throughout the year to make sure Radius is changing anything they need to adjust to stay on top of all their HIPAA needs.
Burdine says Radius’s satisfaction with Sword & Shield’s HCP has led the team to recommend the company to people in need of HIPAA compliance help.
“It seems to be, especially in our business, something that a lot of people still need – someone to really work with them versus them taking it on their own,” says Burdine. “That’s really why we chose Sword & Shield so that we had someone to come along beside us and that is what has happened.”
Hear how Sword & Shield’s help with removed the burden from Radius and allowed them to concentrate on their business.
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