If you’re a business who is working with electronic patient records of any kind then being HIPAA compliant should be at the forefront of your concern, regardless of the size of your business. If you’re unsure of what it means to be HIPAA compliant, or you’re wondering if being HIPAA compliant is relevant or necessary to you and your business, the Computer Pro2call team is here to help and answer those questions!
Computer Pro2call is proud to have been working with the evolving HIPAA compliance rules since 2003! Where do we get our knowledge from? We get our foundational knowledge from working with Loma Linda University for 11 years.
What exactly is HIPAA and do you need to be HIPAA compliant for your business? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines HIPAA as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPAA is a federal law that requires the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.
Two major keys to HIPAA compliance is to:
1: Safeguard, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI data.
Any protected health information (PHI) that is created, stored, transmitted, or received in any electronic format or media is considered to be ePHI. Common examples of ePHI are names or addresses of patients. Examples of less common but equally sensitive ePHI could be a patient’s medical record number or health plan beneficiary number.
2: Protect ePHI systems and data against reasonably anticipated threats.
Businesses that are obligated to be HIPAA compliant include health care providers (covered entities) and health care vendors or IT providers (business associates). These businesses must implement an effective HIPAA compliance program that addresses the HIPAA security requirements listed above.
A good practice management software is a start for a business, but it simply isn’t the complete solution to establishing a HIPAA-complaint workplace. With Computer Pro2call, our specialty is keeping your medical records secured and your office HIPAA compliant. You already have a lot of responsibilities; why make HIPAA compliance another addition to your load?
Computer Pro2call is your source for all your computing needs, including HIPAA compliance. Located in the Inland Empire, we’re computer and information systems managers dedicated to finding and providing unique technology solutions that make you stand out. If you are a business that’s in need of HIPAA compliance services in the Inland Empire, give us a call!
Our innovative services allow us to tailor our solutions to your specific needs. We rely on our integrity-driven services to increase your productivity while we work towards what is most necessary for your current situation to help you and your business grow. Our services are designed to take the stress and headache out of technology and our team is built to form lasting relationships that are founded on trust.
We pride ourselves in knowing that our clients can turn to us for their technological needs. When it comes to being HIPAA compliant, we endeavor to establish that same mentality of long-lasting relationships founded on trust. You can be assured that if you utilize our services, we will do all we can to make sure that your questions are being answered in a way that is tailored to your needs.
If you have any questions or would like a free HIPAA evaluation of your computers and network, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Computer Pro2call is your single source for all your technology needs. Call us today at (909) 525-4462!