Healthcare Providers Insurance Exchange (HPIX) and Entegration Inc. to Provide HIPAA Assessments to 3,500 Medical Professionals
PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare Providers Insurance Exchange and Entegration Incorporated announced a partnership to provide HIPAA Security Risk Assessments to HPIX clients at no cost. Under HIPAA Security Rule (45 CFR Section 164.308(a)(1)), medical providers are required by law to conduct an assessment of the potential risks to electronic protected health information.
The HIPAA Security Risk Assessment is a key component of Entegration’s innovative HIPAA Secure Now! service. The assessment provides a comprehensive administrative, physical and technical evaluation of a medical practice’s compliance with HIPAA Security Regulations.
The cost of the risk assessments will be underwritten by HPIX as part of the company’s MediSyn360°(TM) program, which offers data breach insurance, employment practices liability insurance and RAC audit insurance to medical providers.
“Data breaches pose an enormous threat to our clients, and their ability to thrive and practice medicine,” explained HPIX Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Gaudiosi “If an issue impacts our clients, it is our duty as healthcare consultants and risk managers to help our clients overcome these threats. As a company, HPIX aims to be multi-dimensional and ahead of the curve. By taking steps to ensure that our practices are HIPAA compliant, we minimize the potential that a large scale data breach will devastate our clients down the road.”
Art Gross, Entegration Chief Executive Officer echoed this sentiment, “What medical practices don’t realize is that under the HIPAA Security Rule, they are required by law to perform a risk assessment of their protected health information. This service performs the assessment for them. At the end, they are left with a detailed report of their data security exposure and recommendations for how to become completely HIPAA compliant. Just by having the service performed, they eliminate the possibility of being found willfully negligent in the event of a data breach. Some of the largest fines imposed by the HITECH Act are for groups that are found willfully negligent.”
HPIX clients can call 215-979-1590 to schedule their free HIPAA Risk Assessment or visit www.hipaasecurenow.com/index.php/hpix.
Healthcare Providers Insurance Exchange (HPIX) is a boutique medical malpractice insurance company that insures over 3,500 medical professionals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
SOURCE Healthcare Providers Insurance Exchange