Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patient information is no longer just a best practice for healthcare organizations, it's a legal requirement.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that all healthcare organizations effectively meet Administrative, Technical and Physical safeguards to protect the privacy of patient information, and maintain data integrity for employees, customers and shareholders.
IBM Security Services has demonstrated proven success helping organizations achieve HIPAA compliance, with our consulting services, protection technology, comprehensive managed protection services and up-to-the-minute security intelligence on the latest threats.
Our approach to HIPAA compliance
To help your organization achieve compliance, we employ a five-step process that covers the complete security management lifecycle, including phases for Assessment, Design, Deployment, Management and Education (ADDME). This ADDME process helps identify and analyze gaps between current state and HIPAA requirements, and then designs and helps implement solutions to close those gaps and ensure ongoing conformity.
Once again, the first step to understand your existing compliance posture is to engage IBM Security Services to conduct an assessment, which we call a Security Health Check. The purpose of this assessment is to accurately identify your current compliance posture to your desired compliance posture. Depending on the gaps uncovered, IBM security consultants will provide a variety of recommendations to meet or exceed the deficient controls. If you are already aware of some of your gaps, the following table provides an insight into some of the products and services that IBM might recommend to aid you in achieving your desired level of compliance.
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