Providers Can Improve HIPAA Compliance and Risk Strategies around
Big Data with Innovative Solutions
The two firms share a mission to provide assessment and analytic systems and tools to improve outcomes for clients and their customers challenged by a rapidly changing risk and compliance landscape. Health care organizations will benefit when CSR, as the only provider of data breach reporting services and a data risk assessment tool integrated with employee training and policy development, joins forces with the strength of Pulse8’s extensive experience in health care analytics.
A key tenet for the healthcare industry and provider relationship with their patient-base is trust. The vast majority of members depend upon their providers and health plans to handle their PHI in a judicious and appropriate manner. Providers often don’t have the wherewithal and knowledge to build a comprehensive privacy and data management program, yet they are holding PHI data that is most appealing to thieves and scammers as well as exposure to accidental loss.
HIPAA data breaches result in providers and health plans suffering significant fines, reduction of trust and damaged reputations. Regulators aggressive pursuit of compliance combined with Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements means failure to meet these reporting requirements can lead, and for some have led, to both civil and criminal sanctions.
With CSR’s data risk assessment tool, employee training, policy generation, and specific incident response actions, providers and health plans are taking a proactive approach to avoid risk of health data breaches, improving HIPAA compliance and their overall risk strategies around big data.
“We’re excited to forge our partnership with Pulse8’s team who share our strong commitment to help organizations easily identify and remediate vulnerabilities that address compliance regulations for health and personal data that must be protected,” says CSR Founder
Pulse8 provides health plans with the ability to leverage and scale existing infrastructure and systems with independent and informed analytics, data collection tools, and integration systems connecting every component of the medical system from provider to patient. CSR develops award-winning data compliance solutions to address legal and other requirements, facilitating best practices to reduce the business risk and financial liability associated with the acquisition, handling, storage, sharing and disposal of data.