The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for sensitive patient data protection. Companies that deal with protected health information must have physical, network, and process security measures in place and follow them to ensure HIPAA Compliance. Anyone providing treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare and business who has access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment, or operations must meet HIPAA Compliance. Other entities, such as subcontractors and any other related business associates must also be in compliance.
HIPAA includes a formal assessment of three safeguards to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability and to prevent unauthorized or inappropriate access, use, or disclosure.
- Administrative Safeguards
- Physical Safeguards
- Technical Safeguards
According to the Ponemon Institute, compliance with HIPAA requirements is considered one of the top 3 regulatory requirements difficult to achieve.
Continuous Compliance Solution with RiskForesight
Caveonix RiskForesight implements continuous compliance of controls critical to the HIPAA evaluation and reporting maturity effectiveness across infrastructure and applications. RiskForesight performs thousands of checks mapped to HIPAA’s safeguard controls and more than 20 other common security and privacy frameworks such as the NIST Cyber Security Framework, PCI, and NIST 800-53. Caveonix RiskForesight tracks and reports your adherence to HIPAA requirements and determines the impact of vulnerabilities and configuration changes to your secure compliance baseline. RiskForesight detects compliance drift, intelligently analyzes risk, and provides recommendations to bring your applications back into compliance.
Additionally, Caveonix measures against global configuration benchmarking standards and creates audit and compliance packages with detailed audit artifacts attesting to your compliance.