HIPAA Security / HITECH
The HIPAA Security Rule is a United States federal regulatory requirement specifying a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of certain healthcare data.
The HITECH act extends the HIPAA rules to include Business Associates (such as service providers to the healthcare industry) and to promote various other aspects of HIPAA compliance and information technology standardization.
Compliance with HIPAA standards is mandatory!
Advanced provides HIPAA assessments, consulting, remediation, and sustainable compliance services, and specializes in helping service providers target the healthcare industry and utilize HIPAA as a tool for expanding their client base.
HIPAA compliance procedures are highly dependent on an organization's risk profile and strategy. Although commonly touted by unaccredited organizations, no official certification process currently exists for HIPAA.