Organizations are facing greater scrutiny in this increasingly regulated world. And in 2021, the focus on compliance is expected to increase. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) affects thousands of organizations across the U.S, including many who support healthcare providers instead of directly delivering care themselves. On top of it, the challenges of maintaining round the clock compliance with HIPAA regulations keep adding up.
While technology has brought upon new challenges in healthcare data security, technologies have also changed the way companies collaborate. For example, the advent of modern HIPAA compliance software has brought about a high level of flexibility in logging in reports and communication that allows employees, co-workers, and managers to connect easily. This helps managers to have overall transparency and a clear picture of their entire HIPAA compliance program.
In today’s article, we will take a closer look at the main challenges faced by healthcare organizations in maintaining or implementing HIPAA compliance and how our HIPAA compliance software can help you address these problems.
Simplifying the Challenges of HIPAA – 9 Pain Points for Administrators
You don’t have to acquire several solutions to ensure each critical element of HIPAA is being addressed separately. HIPAA Ready integrates all compliance modules and allows you to ensure compliance with just one solution. The federal law HIPAA was, in fact, designed to reduce administrative burden. And if your compliance efforts are proving to be more difficult rather than reducing your burden, then your entire program is meaningless.
Areas of Vulnerabilities
In addition to technology, numerous factors can affect the security of your health information data. For example, growth in your business will result in an increased number of processes, devices, and even employees. Hence, an increased number of risks are associated with the growth of your business. Risk analysis and risk management are an integral part of HIPAA compliance. Performing risk analysis can understandably be time-consuming and costly if you hire third parties to do it for you. But with HIPAA Ready, you can easily identify areas of vulnerabilities and mitigate them to the extent possible with easy to use a risk analysis and management feature.
Training and Educating Staff
If you are in the healthcare industry, you already know how crucial HIPAA training is. But this is one area most organizations struggle with. How to deliver training to employees? How to schedule these training sessions? Where should I maintain documentation for these training sessions? Have all the employees undergone training?
The challenge is even greater for larger organizations. But you do not have to worry about managing HIPAA training if you are using HIPAA Ready. HIPAA Ready will enable you to effortlessly manage and provide HIPAA training to members of your workforce and ensure that everyone is on the same page.