After a thorough review of solutions designed to address the risks associated with the failure to safeguard PHI and other sensitive patient information, the American Hospital Association has awarded its exclusive endorsement to Health Care Information Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions from Clearwater Compliance, LLC.
Clearwater’s AHA Endorsed solutions enable health care organizations and their business associates to protect patient information by helping them establish, implement and mature their information risk management programs. Using proprietary software, technical tools, professional services, education and training, they help organizations understand the regulations, identify compliance gaps, determine information risks and make informed decisions about how to manage those risks.
A number of factors led the AHA to award its endorsement to Clearwater’s information risk management solutions. Clearwater Compliance’s:
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model equips health care organizations to operationalize their compliance and information risk management program in order to make sound decisions on an ongoing basis. The software allows an organization to evaluate its compliance with HIPAA regulations, perform a thorough risk analysis, document results, capture notes, store documents, create a detailed plan to address compliance gaps and/or respond to identified risks, manage completion of remediation, and record and report progress over time.
- By-the Regs – Clearwater’s tools and methodologies rigorously follow the regulations and all relevant HHS/OCR guidance, including the underlying National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security framework, upon which the HIPAA Security Rule is based.
- Education and software training enable hospitals to maintain their compliance program and identify and manage their information risks without the ongoing assistance of a third party.
- Sole focus on health care. The team includes veteran health care executives and professionals with extensive experience in information risk management, HIPAA, HITECH and other health care regulatory areas.
In addition to HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Assessment and HIPAA Security Assessment software, Clearwater offers software developed specifically for health care that powers formal, bona fide HIPAA security risk analysis and ongoing risk management. (An explicit requirement within the Security Management Process Standard [45 CFR §164.308(a)(1)])