Remediation Management can help you manage business-critical or protected information within your environment to reveal and address vulnerabilities before it’s too late.
Remediation is an ongoing process, and Risk Assessments and vulnerability scan results can leave you scratching your head. What are your next steps to address the issues? How do you prioritize?
HIPAA requires Risk Assessments to be conducted, but most Risk Assessments do not provide remediation strategies. We tackle remediation activity holistically, from end to end, beginning with identifying risks and moving to mitigating risks. Remediation is more than just fixing things, when we assist organizations in selecting solutions, we assist organizations in remediation management to protect them against a breach or OCR Audit.
Our team can work with your personnel to correct deficiencies and document the process acceptable for OCR.
Recently, the majority of fines issued by HHS have been under the “Willful Neglect” HIPAA violation category. Willful Neglect means conscious, intentional failure or reckless disregard to the obligation to comply with HIPAA where there has been untimely or no attempt to correct known issues.
How is willful negligence proven? Three elements are necessary, Duty of Care, Breach and Causation. Our team can help you address these and stay out of willful neglect category.
Several actions can be taken to avoid the willful neglect category. They include implementing written policies that are required by HIPAA as outlined in 45 CFR part 164, including those dealing with use and disclosure rules, electronic security, patient rights, breach notification, and administrative requirements; training employees and other workforce members on those policies; and immediately addressing and correcting any potential HIPAA violation and document such actions.
Don’t fall into the “Willful Neglect” violation category. Be proactive and contact us to assist with your remediation efforts.
OUR REMEDIATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
- Risk-based, Outcome-focused Remediation plan
- Document Deficiencies
- Evaluate and prioritize remediation efforts based on risk appetite
- Implement measures to fix security gaps with new tools/processes
- Develop new procedures and policies
- Maintain risk management records
- Build security baseline standards
- Manage Remediation activities
- Security Roadmap for the future
See Loricca’s OCR Audit Readiness services if you want to know if you are ready for your next regulatory audit.