Ensure the Security of Patient Information
As the regulatory oversight related to HIPAA expands, ensuring compliance becomes more valuable to you and your customers. CampusGuard offers comprehensive services to review safeguards to help you identify risks, meet compliance requirements, and keep up-to-date with evolving changes.
Whether your data resides on your core electronic health records system, patient intake forms, medical devices, wearables, or in the cloud, we provide a refined approach for data protection that satisfies HIPAA regulations with deep-dive, technical capabilities to improve your security posture.
HIPAA Risk AssessmentOur HIPAA Risk Assessment will help your organization find vulnerabilities within your network that could keep you from achieving HIPAA compliance.
Security Awareness TrainingOur online training courses are designed specifically for campus-based organizations to provide all employees and third-parties that access your organization's computer systems, networks, and information with the knowledge to protect and reduce the risk to sensitive information loss and theft. Training courses can be delivered to you either as SCORM-compliant modules for use on your Learning Management System (LMS) or can be delivered via our fully hosted, robust LMS.
HIPAA Security Rule Gap and Compliance AssessmentsCampusGuard will work with your organization to identify deficiencies between your current policies and practices, and the Security Rule.
Comprehensive Customer Service Delivered Through an Annual Support AgreementOur dedicated Customer Advocate Team provides ongoing guidance, support, and personal care as your environments and processes continue to evolve. Backed by an array of compliance and offensive security experts, the CampusGuard team will consult with you whenever you have questions, providing guidance regarding the intent of compliance controls and remediating any flaws in your cybersecurity.
HIPAA Online Training Course
Periodic training for all employees who are involved in any capacity in the processing, storing, and/or transmission of protected health information (PHI) is required according to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
Modules for our HIPAA online training course include:
- Introduction to HIPAA
- Protected Health Information
- Who Must Comply with HIPAA
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- HIPAA Security Rule
- Risks to Protected Health Information (PHI)
- Data Breaches and Reporting
- HIPAA Enforcement
Why Choose CampusGuard?
Compliance needs can change as quickly as the healthcare industry evolves. Managing your scope and potential gaps can be an overwhelming task. The team at CampusGuard maintains the highest level of knowledge with regards to the HIPAA Rule and will work directly with your team to walk you through the process of achieving compliance.
Consecutive years the healthcare industry had the highest average cost of a breach (1)
The average breach in healthcare increased by nearly $1M to reach $10.10M in 2020.
Number of healthcare data breaches reported in the first half of 2022 from hacking/ other IT incidents (2)
This figure has increased 7% from the second half of 2021
Number of victims of exposed or compromised protected health information in the first half of 2022 (2)
The leak of these records were the result of 97% of healthcare data breaches in this time period
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We Give Your HIPAA Compliance Program a Check Up
No matter where your organization currently stands in terms of HIPAA understanding and compliance, CampusGuard is there to support you in creating the most secure environment for your customers' healthcare information.
"CampusGuard has been a long term partner of Oakland University since 2019 and has partnered on a variety of initiatives including GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, Table Top Exercises, and penetration testing. Their ongoing consulting/QSA support services have been extremely valuable in helping OU to refine and mature our security and compliance programs. In particular we really appreciate CampusGuard's flexibility and quick response time, for example promptly arranging a call to discuss how a proposed purchase or architecture change may impact compliance."
Top HIPAA Frequently Asked Questions
HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a US federal law that sets national standards for protecting the privacy and security of patients' sensitive health information, such as medical records, test results, and health insurance information.
HIPAA also establishes rules for how healthcare providers, health plans, and other covered entities can use and disclose patients' health information, and gives patients certain rights with respect to their health information, such as the right to access and request corrections to their medical records.
The primary goal of HIPAA is to ensure that patients' health information is kept confidential and secure, and that patients have greater control over their own health information.
HIPAA applies to covered entities including healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses that transmit health information electronically. Examples of covered entities include hospitals, doctors, clinics, health insurance companies, and Medicare.
HIPAA also applies to business associates, which are entities that provide services to covered entities and have access to patients' health information, including billing companies, data processing companies, and third-party administrators
Some of the most common HIPAA violations include:
- Failure to properly secure electronic health information: HIPAA requires covered entities to implement appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect electronic health information.
- Unauthorized access to patient information: HIPAA requires covered entities to limit access to patient information to only those employees or business associates who need it to perform their job duties.
- Failure to provide patients with access to their health information: HIPAA grants patients the right to access and obtain copies of their own health information.
- Failure to provide proper training: HIPAA requires covered entities to train their employees and business associates on privacy and security rules.
- Breach notification failures: HIPAA requires covered entities to notify patients in the event of a breach of their unsecured health information.
- Disclosure of patient information to unauthorized individuals: HIPAA requires covered entities to obtain written consent from patients before disclosing their health information to anyone who is not involved in their treatment, payment, or healthcare operations.
Failure to comply with these requirements can result in a HIPAA violation.
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