Day Pitney has updated its HIPAA Self-Assessment Tool ("Tool") with version 2.0. The Tool is designed to provide an easy and cost-effective way for organizations to perform a self-assessment of HIPAA compliance based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") expanded audit protocol. The target for these audits has expanded beyond covered entities (healthcare providers, health plans and clearinghouses) and will also include business associates, such as vendors, suppliers, and consultants.
Because HIPAA noncompliance can be costly and disruptive to an organization, Day Pitney created a simple-to-use automated Tool based on OCR’s audit protocol to help clients assess whether they are in compliance with HIPAA's security, privacy and breach notification requirements. The Tool is designed to be completed by a company’s compliance officer, privacy officer, health information manager, medical records manager or legal counsel. Although the Tool cannot guarantee a successful audit result, any covered entity or business associate can benefit from its use. For organizations that have not yet completed their HIPAA-readiness, the Tool can be used as a roadmap that shows what needs to be done. For organizations that have already implemented the necessary privacy and security policies, the Tool can determine whether there are any gaps in their compliance program.
Please take a few minutes to view this brief PowerPoint presentation which provides a glimpse into Day Pitney's HIPAA Self-Assessment Tool. Please contact us if you would like more information or if you have any questions.