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As a top-flight credentialed healthcare security assessor, nGuard has the expertise to ensure your security program is fully compliant with HIPAA/HITECH.
HIPAA and Compliance
If you are a healthcare provider, healthcare insurance provider, or a healthcare clearinghouse, you know that protecting the security and privacy of patient data is your primary job.
The protection of patient data is defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, which was later updated by the HITECH Act of 2009. This primary job is defined by a set of required activities and safeguards to ensure the security of Patient Healthcare Information (PHI).
A Proven HIPAA Methodology
nGuard’s compliance methodology defines a flexible framework that your organization can leverage to continue & accelerate your HIPAA/HITECH compliance efforts. Whether just starting, or ready to attest for Meaningful Use, our methodology has the flexibility to achieve your organization’s specific requirements.
1. Scope Analysis
HIPAA Scope analysis ensures that the scope of the Electronic Medical Record Systems and ePHI environments is well-defined.
2. Readiness Audit
Helps ensure the initial gaps are identified, and furthermore, that appropriate corrective actions are developed.
Encompasses the corrective actions taken by the customer to close HIPAA/HITECH compliance gaps.
Encompasses the full assessment of HIPAA/HITECH compliance that confirms your organization’s adherence to HIPAA/HITECH regulatory demands.
Customized HIPAA services to fit
your company’s needs
Strategic HIPAA Assessment
The HIPAA/HITECH SSA is a streamlined strategic security analysis of your organization’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems, as well as the other ways that ePHI is transmitted, stored, or processed. The assessment is cost effective and scales from small clinics to large healthcare systems. The HIPAA/HITECH SSA evaluates the major components of your security compliance program including:
- Physical Safeguards
- Administrative Safeguards
- Technical Safeguards
- Security Policies & Procedures
- Organizational Requirements
- Breach Notification & Incident Response
In addition to the strategic assessments, HIPAA/HITECH requires tactical assessments of your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) processing environment. These tactical assessments help to evaluate the different ways your ePHI is accessed through discovering, testing, and safely exploiting vulnerabilities in your environment. Together, these tactical assessments will identify the tangible vulnerabilities that are exploitable in your environment and give your organization specific guidance on how to resolve them.
- External Penetration Testing
- Internal Penetration Testing
- Vulnerability Management
- Web Application Penetration Testing
- Console Auditing
- Wireless LAN Penetration Testing
In many cases, customers turn to nGuard for HIPAA/HITECH remediation services. If your IT staff is 100% utilized, or possibly doesn’t have all the needed skill sets to perform the remediation, nGuard can quickly help address your issues. In addition, you will be better prepared for future audits. Remediation activities can take many forms and are customized for each client. Example remediation services include:
- Patch Remediation
- Policy & Procedure Development
- Policy & Procedure Maintenance
- Incident Response
- Security Event Management as a Managed Service
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Windows Group Policy Remediation
- Database Remediation
- Perimeter Security Design Remediation
- Wireless Security Design Remediation
- Security Awareness Training
For healthcare organizations that need a rigorous asset-centric risk analysis, nGuard’s HIPAA/HITECH Security Risk Assessment is the optimal solution. Our Security Risk Assessment process:
- Analyzes those EMR assets to identify:
- The quantitative or qualitative value of the EMR assets
- The potential threats to those assets
- The likelihood of threat occurrence
- The potential impact of each threat
- Provides an exact risk score for each asset
- Validates the scope of your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) processing environment
HIPAA/HITECH compliance is critical for many reasons
Comprised of certified, expert assessors, consultants and engineers, who hold a broad array of certifications.
We help our clients navigate HIPAA/HITECH security rules and determine the true state of their HIPAA safeguards & controls.
From Fortune 100 clients to small businesses, our security consultants work with you to tailor a solution to your HIPAA/HITECH compliance needs.
Security Resources from nGuard
“nGuard has been a proven cybersecurity partner with us for over five years that understands our industry.”— Joe Warling, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
“nGuard not only does a thorough pen test, their remediation recommendations and tracking tool was a big help in addressing issues.”— Allan Patek, Executive Director, Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund
“nGuard’s expertise in cybersecurity, their professionalism and flexibility is the reason why we hire them year after year.”— Frank M. Furnari, Business Systems Developer, NJCRIB (New Jersey Compensation Rating & Inspection Bureau)
“The staff at nGuard are top-notch cybersecurity professionals. I find their knowledge, guidance, and expertise very helpful during our annual pen tests.”— David Schultheis, IT Manager, Nine Network of Public Media
“nGuard’s cybersecurity and PCI expertise has been instrumental in helping us improve our cybersecurity posture.”— Mark Krawczyk, Director of Information Privacy, Purpose Financial
“We have trusted nGuard as our primary cybersecurity consultants for 20 years. Our continued choice of and reliance on nGuard year after year is a testament to the professionalism, expertise, and exemplary service that we continue to experience.”— Jeremy Noble, VP, Information Services, Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation
“I have used several other large assessors in the past and I recommend nGuard above all others.”— Scotty Westbrook, IT Director, Sampson Bladen Oil Company
“Through our long-term partnership with nGuard, we gain valuable insight from their advanced cyber-security tests.”— Lynn Sturkie, Director of Technology Services, Lexington County
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