Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Wilson Consulting Group (WCG) provides HIPAA compliance services for organizations looking to assess and determine their compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.

What is HIPAA?

In 1996, the United States Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system by facilitating electronic interchange of healthcare information, including financial and administrative transactions sent electronically between healthcare organizations. Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop standards for transactions, unique health identifiers, transaction code sets, electronic signatures, privacy, and security.

The HIPAA Security Rule, originally issued by HHS in 2003, established national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. The Security Rule requires appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information (e-PHI).

Why is HIPAA important?

HIPAA plays a crucial role in protecting patients’ sensitive personal and health information because it ensures healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of HIPAA-covered entities must implement multiple safeguards to control who has access to health data, restricting who can view health information and who that information can be shared with.

HIPAA introduced a number of important benefits for the healthcare industry to help with the transition from paper records to electronic copies of health information. HIPAA has also helped to streamline administrative healthcare functions, improve efficiency in the healthcare industry, and ensure protected health information is shared securely.

The standards for recording health data and electronic transactions ensures everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. Since all HIPAA-covered entities must use the same code sets and nationally recognized identifiers, HIPAA compliance helps enormously with the transfer of electronic health information between healthcare providers, health plans, and other entities.

How will WCG help you with HIPAA Compliance?

Wilson Consulting Group (WCG) provides HIPAA Compliance Services for organizations looking to assess and determine their compliance with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.

  • Evaluate:

    Prior to the start of any active assessment activity, our Compliance Experts will gather all necessary information to perform a thorough security risk assessment. Then, we conduct a thorough HIPAA security risk assessment for healthcare providers as required by the HIPAA Security Rule and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Electronic Health Record Incentive Program.

  • Design:

    The results of this HIPAA security risk assessment are displayed in a report which can be used to determine risks in policies, processes, and systems. Tailored to the client’s needs and business goal, our experienced consultants and Compliance Experts design strategies to mitigate weaknesses and minimize risks listed in HIPAA security risk assessment report.

  • Manage:

    WCG also offers HIPAA compliant cloud services to healthcare organizations in order to secure their cloud infrastructure, protecting patients’ sensitive personal and health information. Our HIPAA compliant cloud services consist of a set of control-based technologies and policies designed to maintain data security, adhere to compliance regulations, and provide a data backup plan in the event of a security breach.

These HIPAA Compliance Services help organizations within the healthcare industry to design, restructure, and/or implement the necessary safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronically protected health information, thereby satisfying the Security Rule and ensuring their HIPAA compliance.

Why WCG?

Leveraging cutting-edge Cyber Security practices, our FedRAMP process, and internal application, we provide an accelerated and simplified approach to evaluate controls and identify deficiencies. Whether you require Cyber Security services, training, or consulting, our adept team ensures a swift and efficient readiness for authorization within 60 days, resulting in an impressive 80% faster time to market.

Our competitive and transparent pricing model eliminates hidden agendas, miscellaneous charges, or add-on fees, offering you a remarkable 40% cost savings compared to other providers. As specialists in Cyber Security training and assessments, our dedicated team boasts unparalleled talent, knowledge, and experience in conducting FedRAMP assessments and consulting in alignment with NIST 800-53 Revision 5.

With unique experiences working alongside federal government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and General Services Administration, as well as corporate cloud services providers serving the federal government, we possess the expertise to ensure the success of your assessments and Cyber Security initiatives.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Team

Our team, seasoned in cyber security, brings unparalleled experience to assist governments and businesses globally. We specialize in defending against cybercrime, reducing risks, ensuring regulatory compliance, and transforming IT, security operations, and infrastructure. Our comprehensive services encompass the latest advancements in cyber security to fortify your digital defences effectively.

Practical Guidance

WCG has hands-on IT experts who have extensive knowledge and experience helping businesses.

Reasonable Pricing

We provide simple, straightforward pricing with no hidden agenda, miscellaneous charges, or add-on fees.

Personalized Customer Service

Our personable, dedicated staff to answer any questions you have at any time throughout the process.

Proven Track Records

WCG has an exceptional reputation and track record for numerous services.

Adopting to Your Needs

We develop and customize an approach that suits your immediate requirements and future goals. To achieve this, WCG will provide pragmatic insights and balanced views on how to prioritize any associated actions.

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