HIPAA - Stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 1996. HIPAA established new standards for the confidentiality, security, and transmissibility of health care information. HIPAA created three types of standards – privacy, security and administrative simplification (e.g., transaction standards).Business associates who create, receive, maintain, or transmit protected health information (PHI) on behalf of a covered entity (e.g., a hospital, a physicians group, or healthcare system), must ensure the privacy and security of PHI. A data breach has the potential to compromise patient safety, as well as incur enforcement fines and penalties from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The financial penalties for not securing protected health information (PHI) have become greater, and the risks for violation More numerous, under the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) omnibus rule that went into effect Sept. 23, 2013. The rule greatly modifies and implements the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act by adding protections for stronger security of PHI, especially as it relates to electronic communications. We help clients in gap assessment, defining processes,templates, laying out technical controls , quarterly internal audit, compliance check and remediations etc. We provide HIPAA awareness training and HITECH related training as well.