HIPAA Compliance Review

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities and business associates to have a HIPAA Compliance Officer. SYFR houses a HIPPA Compliance Officer.

What do HIPAA Compliance Officers do?

The responsibilities of a HIPAA Privacy Officer include:

  • Developing a HIPAA-compliant privacy program if one is not yet available
  • Ensuring the enforcement of privacy policies to protect PHI integrity
  • Overseeing the privacy training of employees
  • Conducting risk analysis and creating HIPAA-compliant procedures where needed
  • Monitoring compliance with the privacy program
  • Investigating and reporting incidents of data breach
  • Ensuring the protection of patients’ rights in accordance with federal and state laws
  • Keeping up-to-date with pertinent state and federal laws

(Reference: https://www.hipaaguide.net)