The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA was legislated in 1996 in order to safeguard the integrity, confidentiality of patient information in the healthcare sector. Compliance with this act is governed by the US federal law. The available patient information is protected through this act on both physical and electronic levels.
HIPAA Consulting by CUNIX – A breakthrough service
CUNIX assists both domestic and international companies to comply with relevant HIPAA regulations as made mandatory through the US act. CUNIX has experienced consultants who partner with the client in guiding them achieve HIPAA compliance. For Indian companies this act has vital implications as it also requires Indian business companies partnering or associating with US entities now to be HIPAA compliant.
US companies face heavy penalties in the event of non-conformity with HIPAA compliance guidelines. Therefore, US companies are very particular about their overseas business associates being HIPAA compliant. Despite enormous cost and skill benefits these companies receive through an Indian partnership, a US company would think twice before partnering with an Indian company with HIPAA non-compliance.
It is obvious that HIPAA compliance plays an important role in determining the future success of Indian companies in international business dealings.
HIPAA compliance is an indication of a company’s capability of data protection and value addition to the health care info management industry. At CUNIX it is our goal to offer the most advanced HIPAA compliance consultancy service so that companies are in a position to impose the right self-regulation systems meeting HIPAA compliance.
How companies can benefit from our HIPAA audit services?
According to HIPAA security rules a company should implement specific standards in risk management, evaluation and audit controls. Certain risk management measures are needed for identification of risks, damage controlling and minimizing impact to an appropriate and controllable level. Through audit control different protocols and controls are implemented in aspects of software, hardware, procedural mechanisms and record retrieval processes so that protected health information is generated.
CUNIX provides top-notch HIPAA audit services performed by our professional and industry acknowledged auditors. We provide services of risk management assessment, audit control assessment, security management assessment and assessment of HIPAA compliance status.
India is in the forefront as a nation, providing premium human skills at very affordable rates. India’s outsourcing services are highly in demand across many western countries, especially the USA. Outsourcing domains like healthcare, life sciences and IT to India has shown remarkable growth over the past few years. Since the act mandatorily ensures the sensitive information in patient records remain protected throughout all electronic transfers of data it is vital that Indian companies be prepared to safeguard medical information on both physical and electronic levels as specified by the HIPAA Act.
- Antivirus guard
- Dedicated or virtual firewall
- OS Patch management
- Encryption (not mandatory but strongly recommended)
- Expert advice on HIPAA compliance
- Enforcement actions
- HIPAA training (web-based and in-person)
- Confidential consulting
- Essential compliance resources