We choose Clearwater because they are a front runner in consulting and assisting with this area. And, they also have developed Risk Analysis software to help you meet the Meaningful Use criteria and qualify for incentives. They may be listed as a consulting group, but they will also train and adjust to whatever is needed based upon your in-house expertise. The other top vendors were mainly consultants, they will come in and assess/audit our facility, give recommendations and leave, and if we need them again we will need to pay another fee. Clearwater offered the same type of consulting but also offered to sell us the software tool and train us on the application and uses of it. This way we may preform audits and assessments at any time.
We felt that we had the expertise in-house to understand and conduct assessments and audits after being shown the demo of the software. This software and training is within the compliance listed by the statutorily obligated to comply with the law as a result of Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
- Wayne Richmond, Data Security Officer, Princeton Community Hospital
I have enjoyed participating in several HIPAA/HITECH webinars hosted by Bob Chaput with Clearwater Compliance, LLC.
The Webinars have been extremely professional and very specific in regards to assisting organizations meet the various applicable HIPAA Privacy and Security regulatory compliance requirements. After each webinar, I have been extremely impressed that Bob has personally followed up with me to see if the webinar was helpful, met my needs, and if I had any follow up questions or suggestions. Bob is very professional, polite, very customer focused, takes pride in the work, expertise and reputation of his organization!
- Robin Redford, Enterprise HIPAA Application Auditor”
“Your content and skill sets are extremely valuable in this needed segment.”
Bob Chaput is an excellent corporate expert in the areas of healthcare IT risk auditing, privacy and compliance for HIPAA and HITECH. He and his company’s presentations have greatly aided me in having additional resources for healthcare compliance to refer interested parties to for insight.
I appreciate and would recommend him to any and all seeking assistance in the rapidly changing healthcare compliance.
- Valdez Ladd C., Technical Support Engineer II. Information Security Adviser
Mr. Chaput’s webinars regarding HIPAA and HITECH compliance in the health-care industry have proven very helpful in helping me guide the hospital I contract for through the muddy waters of creating an information security program. With his website, AboutHipaa.com, I have found many valuable resources that have helped get our hospital where it is today, fully compliant to the HIPAA security rule and HITECH.
- David Auge, Project Manager
“I think that while HIPAA may seem extremely intimidating at first glance, this program does an “excellent” job in providing the necessary education, warning, and action plan for both an individual and organization to immediately begin remediating their inter uses regarding PHI.”
“About HIPAA – Thank you for the rare combination of timely, authoritative, and practical advice.
(Also: Clearwater Compliance presents excellent content in its webinars. I have found them to be accurate and practical…a great mix!)”
– – Ruth Carr, J.D., LL.M.
Attorney and (Ret.) State HIT Coordinator,
“Being a small company, we have never truly done any seminars or training other than Q&A at office meetings. So in my quest to gain knowledge with limited to no funds for education, I came across your website, which has truly been a blessing.”
– – Heather Preble,
CMT Duininck Chiropractic, PA
“I have completed all sections of the “Clearwater Security Assessment” tool without any difficulty. I’ve found the program to be very easy to understand and extremely well organized, with excellent documentation (references to the original law).”
– – Robert Wolfson, MD, MSHA
Wolfson Consulting, Inc.
“It was fantastic! I have never had such a turn out for an ISM lecture before… You pulled them in. And, once you had them, you really did a fabulous job! It was very basic, thorough, punchy, etc. You are a joy to listen to. You are a natural teacher, and I am thrilled I finally got to use your considerable talents in the classroom.”
– Karen Wieckert, Ph.D.
“I have participated in several educational programs sponsored by Clearwater Compliance. Most recently, I have participated in two HIPAA HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel webinars concerning HIPAA compliance. I can’t thank you enough for allowing the HIPAA community to participate in these webinars free of charge. I work for a state agency and have no budget for training, and it’s a godsend to have high quality training available from experts in the HIPAA field. Thank you so much for your willingness to support HIPAA education.”
– Peg Tanner | Chief Privacy Officer
Office of the General Counsel State of Illinois
“Clearwater Compliance did a great job at helping us understand our needs and developed a plan to align our policies and procedures with the HIPAA-HITECH requirements. Their Policies and Procedures Toolkit was a great frame of reference and provided high quality templates that aided creating our own policies to reach our compliance objectives.”
– Scott Barnhill | Director, Information Technology & Security
ADP® AdvancedMD | Time to Practice
“The Clearwater Compliance and AboutHIPAA.com websites have been a critical source of information for my HIPAA compliance efforts over many years. As a small EMS-providing fire department, we don’t have a lot of time or money to spend figuring out the law and how it applies to us. The information format is easy to read and understand, and it gets to the point. Clearwater Compliance obviously cares about helping us keep out of trouble!”
– Tim Moser | Assistant Fire Chief
Shawnee Township Fire Department
You can also read testimonials for our Bootcamps here.