PRIVACY BREACHES HAPPEN IN CLINICS EVERYDAY

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.

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KEEP YOUR PRACTICE SAFE WITH A PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT (PIA) AND ONGOING COMPLIANCE SUPPORT:

• 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



WHAT IS A PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

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.

TRAINING ALL STAFF IS CRITICAL TO CLINIC COMPLIANCE

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.

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PRIVACY EXPERTS ARE THE BEST SUPPORT IN THE EVENT OF A BREACH

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.

PRIVACY COMPLIANCE EXPERTISE TAKES YEARS TO DEVELOP


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