HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA-related incidents are increasing. The healthcare industry must adjust its measures to ensure individuals' rights and privacy.

HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has instituted two crucial IT-related aspects: the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The HIPAA Privacy Rule emphasizes protecting patient information and using it to promote high-quality healthcare. This includes all forms of communication—phone, email, or fax.

The HIPAA Security Rule specifies guidelines for protecting electronic personal health information in organizations. All businesses require a risk assessment to ensure compliance with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.

CCS helps businesses of all sizes and shapes become HIPAA-compliant and offers services for various requirements. We are prepared and can help identify whether you need a security risk assessment or a remediation strategy.

    ~ 95% of the US population

    had their medical information disclosed between 2009 and 2021.

    Healthcare employees
    have access to

    nearly 20% of files.

    88% of hackers

    that attack healthcare entities
    do so for financial reasons.

    Compliant Fax

    HIPAA changed how healthcare organizations send, receive, and manage confidential information, bringing HIPAA-compliant faxing to the forefront. As previous hard-copy paper systems were insecure, more secure alternatives are required to exchange and track protected health information (PHI). Now more than ever, protecting your privacy from dispatch during transit and delivery is paramount.

    Below are a few of the best practices we ensure our customers can receive HIPAA Compliant Fax

    • All fax machines must be placed in a secure area and inaccessible for general use.
    • Only authorized personnel can have access.
    • Destination numbers are verified before transmission.
    • Recipients are notified of incoming faxes.
    • A cover sheet states the fax contains confidential health information.
    • Patient data should be in the fax body, not data fields.
    • Confirm fax delivery.
    • Maintain transmission and transaction log summaries.