Attacks targeting healthcare entities and damaging patient data breaches are at an all-time high. All it takes is one security compromise to jeopardize your critical operations and sully the reputation of your network, hospital, or medical practice.
With BAI’s comprehensive HIPAA Risk Assessment, you can secure your day-to-day functions, your patients’ data, and your community’s trust — all while ensuring regulatory compliance.
You need a team that knows both healthcare and cybersecurity. With BAI Security’s comprehensive HIPAA Risk Assessment, we help you affirm your HIPAA compliance, as well as the safety of your patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI) and day-to-day tech-reliant medical and record-keeping functions. With highly effective tools and proven audit processes, as well as exceptional support custom-tailored to your needs, we provide a clear path to meeting and exceeding ever-evolving regulatory requirements.
Our HIPAA Risk Assessment evaluates all levels of your organization, including:
Conducting a HIPAA audit on every aspect of a healthcare organization’s operations can be complex. This is particularly true for smaller medical practices with limited resources, as well as larger healthcare networks with numerous locations and personnel. BAI’s Secure Portal makes assessment, compliance, and tracking easy for your team. Just log in, upload your relevant documents, and track progress — we’ll take care of the rest!
In the 1970s, Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) was only accessible in a few places, and it really wasn’t worth stealing. By the 1990s, that changed with the advancement of technology and networks. Local and wide area networks, distributed servers, and smart workstations made data access more efficient, but also significantly increased the number of locations of PHI. The first cases of selling PHI increased its potential value and, thereby, the motivation to steal it.
The severity of fines for non-compliance with HIPAA has historically depended on the number of patients affected by a breach of protected health information (PHI), along with the level of negligence involved. Few fines are now issued in the lowest “Did Not Know” HIPAA violation category, because there is little excuse for not knowing that organizations have an obligation to protect PHI.
No. Any and every organization that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits PHI is required to conduct an accurate and thorough HIPAA Risk Assessment in order to comply with §164.308 of the HIPAA Security Rule. Even if your organization does not create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI electronically (ePHI), a HIPAA Risk Assessment must still occur to comply with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) articulates an objective of a HIPAA risk assessment – to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of all PHI that an organization creates, receives, maintains, or transmits.
To achieve these objectives, HHS suggest healthcare organizations should:
A HIPAA Risk Assessment is not a one-time exercise. Assessments should be reviewed periodically, as well as whenever new work practices are implemented or new technology is introduced.
A HIPAA Risk Assessment should reveal any areas of an organization’s security that need attention. Organizations then need to compile a risk management plan that addresses the weaknesses and vulnerabilities uncovered by such an assessment, as well as the implementation of new procedures and policies where necessary to close the vulnerabilities most likely to result in a breach of PHI.
In the healthcare field, simply following regulations isn’t good enough. You need to know where cybercriminal attacks are coming from, what methods they’re based on, and how to best repel them. Take a look at our free whitepaper to learn more about how you can position your employees and organization to prevent potentially crippling attacks.Download the Whitepaper
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Far more extensive test than any we have had in the past... The reps are 100% on your project and always available to give you feedback.
Price was right, service was excellent, and the final deliverables were outstanding. Great team.
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Outstanding platform for vulnerability remediation. Everyone I talked to from sales folks to technical experts were all great to work with and very knowledgeable.
The price for the Security Assessment was unbeatable and I’ve always been happy with the service. I look forward to working with them again!
Most professional staff and competitive pricing.
I love how in the final deliverables recommendations are provided. I've seen other solutions (and past vendors) who simply tell you what's wrong without any help to remediate.
The dedicated engineer that learns our environment is huge! Also, the reporting is as high level or granular as you need it to be.
Best ‘bang for the buck’ as compared to the five other vendors I evaluated. Comprehensive service offerings at a cost-competitive price point.
BAI specializes in security. The other firm we were using was more of a MSP. I like that BAI was a company just for security.
Continuous professionalism and extensive audit for pen testing, controls, vulnerabilities, and firewall best practices.
The experience was great, and I felt that BAI had my back. The techs were great to work with and helped me resolve security issues. They were working with me to correct issues other than just pointing out what was wrong.
Your people are excellent, and the report was easy to understand.
BAI Security provided excellent service.
BAI provided the exact service we needed, when we needed it and gave us exactly the results we needed.
Fast and effective communication.
We have worked with BAI Security over the course of multiple years and multiple assessments. The reports we receive can be used to communicate to both the executives as well as our technical teams.
BAI is always super responsive and produces results quickly – and pricing is very competitive.
Competitive rates…comprehensive service offering.
They go out of their way to be helpful, offering their guidance and suggestions (as opposed to a cookie-cutter approach). Initially, we chose BAI because of their reputation. We went back to them the next few years because of their people and their professionalism, the depth of their technical and procedural knowledge, and friendliness.
…a good comprehensive plan at an affordable price.
Very easy to work with, provided guidance and excellent reports.
I really like the report package that was provided at the end of our audit.
Everything went great and smooth, your people are great to work with. Thank you for another year of great service.
We like the format, the pricing, but most of all the variety of tests and the ala carte menu of items we can choose from.
The auditors we have worked with over the years are all very patient with us. The reports are easy to follow and very useful.
We liked the approach of tailoring the project to our needs.
The scope is discussed on a yearly basis – allowing it to change and match our requirements more closely. Documents provided are very professional and complete. We have always been satisfied with the service. Personnel are easy to work with and professional.
BAI Security specializes in security, unlike other audit companies that have multiple business units.
Communication. Responsiveness. Flexibility.
Very pleased with the detail of the PEN testing and so was our engineering staff.
Although we are a smaller organization, BAI has not made us feel small. We are always treated with respect. BAI has always provided superior service, so we keep coming back.
(We chose BAI because of) Our confidence in their thoroughness, our previous experience with the knowledge of their staff, and the helpfulness and advice they always are willing to offer to our bank.
Easy to work with service engineer and quality reports with concise and just the right amount of technical detail.
Very impressed with the proposal and package. In comparison to other vendors, BAI Security was very responsive. They knew our needs and expectations. The pre-audit request list was by far the best we’ve seen. Very professional yet relatable and a pleasure to work with. Audit reports are very detailed and well organized. We made the right decision engaging with BAI Security.
Your SoW is great, and I enjoyed the actual deliverables!
Very helpful in helping us identify areas for improvement and to offer suggestions on those improvements.
BAI has been professional and easy to work with on all of our security assessments.
There are many players in this field. I contacted some of my industry peers and asked who they used. BAI came in at the top.
Excellent service and follow through.
During our research, BAI Security had the highest reviews out of the ones we were considering.
Excellent reports…the Executive Report is great for Execs and Board members.
We’ve engaged BAI for several audits. They have helped us identify problems and to develop mitigation strategies. They have also helped us with the difficult task of balancing security risks against business needs.
I have been pleased with the depth of the audits and the ease of working with staff.
Stealing records from healthcare organizations is a lucrative business for a pretty simple reason — they can contain personal, medical and financial information — everything a cybercriminal requires for identity theft. Regulatory requirements simply aren't enough to keep your organization safe. You need to know where these attacks are coming from, what methods they're based on and how to best repel them. This paper can help.