We are proud to announce our increased focus on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the federal law that protects patient health information. By providing in-depth HIPAA training and subsequent Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert (CHPSE) certification to our key staff who play a key role in HIPAA compliance, we are well-equipped to address the intricacies and ever-changing HIPAA requirements for our clients.
The CHPSE is the gold standard for HIPAA credentials and is the highest-level certification for core HIPAA compliance team members. With the CHPSE credential, we are in an optimal position to provide clients with overall HIPAA compliance. The credential assures that we understand the HIPAA privacy and security rules as well as new changes to the regulation in light of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. HITECH mandated new requirements for sharing protected health information with business associates, for ensuring identity theft protection, for using and disclosing protected health information for marketing purposes, and for reporting breaches of protected health information.
The CHPSE credential demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the application of the HIPAA privacy rule as it relates to the uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI). This includes using and disclosing PHI for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations as well as disclosure for public purposes. The CHPSE credential also shows an in-depth knowledge of the application of the HIPAA security rule as it relates to the security of PHI. We are well-prepared to identify technical or electronic threats to the healthcare enterprise and explain the technology available to reduce or prevent those threats. With advanced training in the topics of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, we are able to develop policies and procedures to describe those safeguards and address larger risk management strategies.
The CHPSE credential signifies that we can offer expertise in overall HIPAA compliance. We are able to evaluate whether policies and procedures are HIPAA-compliant, and we are ready to guide our clients into taking every possible step to protect the privacy and security of protected health information.