Privacy & Security of Patient Data

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Ascendian provides practical solutions for ensuring the privacy and security of patient data.

Since the enactment of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Fair Information Practice Principles in 1973, the data life cycle, from touch to toss, has become highly regulated with administrative safeguards that make up over half of the HIPAA Security requirements.  Risk assessment is not optional for covered entities. Compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts prevents data breaches and avoids legal action, fines, and loss of identity, money, and reputation. A recent privacy and security engagement that Ascendian performed for the Institute for Population Health Improvement is indicative of the expertise we deliver when balancing the responsibilities of data stewardship.

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Our Privacy and Data Security Services include:

  • – Evaluation and Recommendations for program effectiveness and maturity
  • – Assessments to address privacy and security requirements for new technology, joint ventures, new uses and disclosures of patient data and acquisitions
  • – Policy and Procedure Development
  • – Security Risk Assessments
  • – Project Management
  • – Clinical Consulting