You’re not alone wondering if your clinic is safe. The health of your clinic is tied to your level of privacy compliance. Across healthcare, administrators and providers want to better protect patient data but aren’t confident in staffing, awareness, and training.
Our team of privacy compliance consultants will identify your areas of risk and develop policies, procedures, and practices to protect your clinic.
Ensuring the privacy and security of personal information are critical to the success of any information system or information management program implementation such as practice management software or electronic medical records services. When you follow compliant information protection principles, you earn the trust of your collaborators, your patients, and the public.
Avoid the top data privacy and security threats in healthcare today
HIA, PIPEDA, or HIPAA Compliance is good for business.
Privacy regulations are established based on best practices to keep patient information safe and protect your clinic from suffering the damage of a privacy breach.
An expertly prepared PIA examines all areas of your practice to ensure safe, secure, and compliant policies and procedures are in place. It’s the only sure way to avoid the threat of cyber attacks and other accidental privacy breaches.
Included in the Brightsquid Complete Compliance Package:
• A comprehensive Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
• Privacy compliance training for all clinic staff
• Information Manager Agreements
• Expedited PIA submission process
• Annual PIA amendment (conformed vendors)
• Privacy hotline (guidance and support)
• Annual audit and assessment report
• Clinic policy update guidance
• Annual clinic workflow update
• Agreement template update
• Privacy Handbook updates
• Breach report guidance
Your Brightsquid Privacy Team has completed 1000s of PIAs for clinics around the world.
A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is the process of examining how your clinic collects, uses, and discloses protected patient information from an administrative, physical, and technology standpoint. This process looks at all processes and software that touch patient data and identifies risks to the security of that information and establishes risk management strategies.
Often more than 300 pages long, a PIA establishes compliant policies and procedures designed to avoid privacy breaches in your practice and keep you, your staff, and your patients safe.
In some jurisdictions such as Alberta, Canada, PIAs are mandatory for many healthcare professions. Everywhere else, we highly recommend doing the thorough analysis for the risks to the viability of your business so that you know you are operating in the safest way possible.
Make sure your staff know how to be compliant.
Healthcare is the only industry in which internal privacy breaches outnumber breaches that are the result of attacks from outside.
Many healthcare privacy breaches happen because people are not aware of the rules or are careless. A proper training and awareness program ensures a consistent approach when working to stay compliant throughout the organization.
Privacy compliance training is included with your Brightsquid Complete Compliance Package from Brightsquid. Send all staff for privacy training to learn regulatory requirements, their responsibility to protect patient information, and how to avoid common privacy breaches. With your continued compliance subscription, you can even send new staff, or return to training for a refresher.Signup To Get All Staff Trained
Healthcare data and protected patient information is worth more on the black market than credit card numbers. The personal patient information stored in your clinic is a goldmine for cyber criminals. There is a 25% chance your clinic will be hacked in the next 2.5 years. Combined with the risk of human error, the risk of a breach in your clinic is high.
Mandatory breach reporting is in place across North America to protect patients against the threat of identity theft, humiliation, damage to reputation or relationships, loss of employment, professional opportunities, financial loss, and more.
Your complete compliance package subscription from Brightsquid includes breach reporting guidance. But first, our team will exhaust all avenues to determine if an incident needs to be reported as a breach.
Our privacy compliance consultants know the regulations inside and out. We’ll teach you how to keep patient data confidential and help safeguard your clinic against the damaging effects of a privacy breach. Mandatory privacy breach reporting is law across Canada and the US. You need to notify patients and the government if private information ends up in the wrong hands. Keep our team close for the best chance of keeping breaches out. We’ll also help establish your plan in the event of a privacy breach in your clinic.