New HIPAA laws were introduced to improve the privacy and security protection of health information. The new regulations add many elements to achieving compliance and introduce new penalties that put practice owners, their employees, and their business associates in jeopardy. Flexible Business Systems’ new division, HIPAA Helpers, will help medical practices and their business associates achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.
Hauppauge, NY 2/6/2014 – The Final Omnibus Rule under the HITECH Act went into effect September 23, 2013. The 563 page document contains the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first introduced in 1996. Individuals, agencies, and businesses that meet the definition of a Covered Entity or a Business Associate under HIPAA must comply with the new rules. The scope and complexity of these new regulations has left many Covered Entities and Business Associates unaware or confused about what they must do to achieve compliance.
The HIPAA Helpers provide a team of compliance experts who deliver a turnkey solution to HIPAA compliance. A dedicated HIPAA Helper will work with an appointed privacy/security officer providing on-site support, manuals containing customer specific HIPAA policies and procedures, a risk analysis of the IT infrastructure, education and testing of staff, audit support, and more.
“Flexible Systems has positioned itself on Long Island as a leader in the Health IT space. We are experts in helping medical practices navigate through the adoption of IT into their practices. Helping covered entities with HIPAA compliance is a natural extension of what we do since many of the regulations are directly related to information technology” – Kevin Edwards, Director of Healthcare Services.
Flexible Business Systems is an IT services firm that helps organizations increase revenue, reduce expenses and manage risk. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Hauppauge, New York.