HIPAA Privacy Assessments

Maintaining the privacy of health information is not only required under the law but it is essential to maintain the trust and confidence of patients. Ankura offers a wide variety of HIPAA privacy services, including a proprietary HIPAA privacy assessment tool and method that has been utilized by some of the country’s leading health systems.

The compliance date for the HIPAA Privacy Rule has long since come and gone, but Privacy Rule compliance continues to be a daily challenge for covered entities and business associates alike. Moreover, the enactment of breach notification laws not only at the federal level but by various states raises new challenges for covered entities and their business associates. One of the key points which is reiterated in privacy and security breach resolution agreements is the need for covered entities to conduct assessments and implement their findings. Ankura is here to help.

Our privacy assessments can be tailored for the client’s need but generally includes the following:

  • Reviews of policies, procedures, and the privacy officer role (administrative safeguards)
  • On-site walk-throughs and physical plant risk tests (physical safeguards)
  • Security testing and role and responsibilities review (technical safeguards)

Our assessments can be used to design a privacy compliance program, check on-going risks, or provide a “HIPAA check-up” for your organization. The Ankura team includes the premiere thought leaders in HIPAA privacy and security and count among the staff several formal privacy officers for both tax-exempt health systems and large publicly traded hospital organizations. We have conducted hundreds of privacy assessments and audits.

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Brian Annulis
Senior Managing Director