The Role of HIPAA-MSPs and the Best HIPAA Compliance Practices

by Dash Solutions Cloud HIPAA Compliant

Protecting health insurance coverage for workers and their families under the Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is very necessary these days. Because unprotected health information can be a tempting target for hackers and data thieves that may harm the overall data and information. So the US department of health and Human services finalized HIPAA security rules to provide organizations with guidelines to safeguard the health information.

To prevent data thefts many large health care companies have dedicated HIPAA specialists who perform the duty of protecting any HIPAA non-compliance while other medical and health organizations are partnering with trusted Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to ensure HIPAA compliance.

HIPAA MSP is responsible for complying with all the aspects of HIPAA; if it is not such; they can be forced to penalties and other actions. MSPs working for healthcare clients are known as business associates and are responsible for the client’s security.

Here are the vital practices for HIPAA Compliance:

Performing a Protected health information inventory

Discover every type of PHI whether paper or digital, that your enterprises have. This will help you to know the security risks prevailing in the organization or that could occur. This also gives you opportunities to standardize the way to work further.

Evaluating Security Policies

HIPAA allows you to create and manage various technical and administrative policies to be HIPAA compliant. You can protect the information by restricting access to only those employees that need to perform those functions. Besides, security modifications must be employed for PHI regulation and maintenance.

Conducting Risk Analysis

After the in-depth evaluation of data and information through inventory management and policy building, you must implement physical safeguards to control and monitor the access to all the hardware and software such as monitoring screens, locking workstations when, not in use and making additional privacy efforts to secure PHI.

Planning for contingencies

Once you have managed data inventories, build new policies and performed risk analysis, you potentially had the ides of the emerging situations as they arise. Conduct regular audits internally to review and manage operations to identify security violations in the organization’s work.

Having an Instant Response Policy and Recovery Plan

Keeping detailed information and log of any breaches is a good practice. Have a dedicated incident response team that responds to the incidents immediately and develop recovery plans in case of any disaster.

Health care MSPs must be HIPAA-compliant and must adhere to all the policies and regulations of HIPAA to maintain security and data protection to a higher level. 

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