No time or knowledge to document your Security Policies and Procedures? Get there faster with Clearwater.
Leon Rodriquez, former Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), highlighted this advice to healthcare organizations to improve HIPAA compliance and the security of PHI: “Ensure vigilant implementation of privacy and security policies and procedures, as well as tough sanctions for violating them.”
Yet, findings from recent OCR investigations and audits point to the failure of organizations to develop, and document Security policies and procedures more frequently than any other compliance gap. Without written procedures, how will your workforce know what is expected of them in safeguarding the confidentiality, availability and integrity of PHI entrusted to your organization?
The HIPAA Security Final Rule specifies that organizations that create, receive, maintain or transmit ePHI must document and implement reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures. Documenting a complete set is a fundamental step in developing any HIPAA Security compliance program. If you are like most organizations, you are struggling to find the time and knowledgeable resources to write the essential policies and procedures to meet all 53 HIPAA Security implementation specifications. Do you know where to start?
You can document and implement policies and procedures that align with the HIPAA Security Final Rule in a fraction of the time you might need to develop them on your own. Clearwater’s Privacy Policies and Procedures templates are thorough, complete, are easily tailored to your organization, and will assure your commitment to protect the PHI under your custody…and your reputation!
Small-to-Medium Business Edition
Nine (9) templates developed to meet the explicit requirements of organizations with less complex or largely outsourced information systems such as medical practices, business associates performing a narrow range of services and the like.