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Portland, OR-based TSP Technology provides a range of technology services to businesses, helping them to realize the benefits of new technologies without having to have the technical knowhow to implement those technologies.
Naturally, in order to provide IT services to healthcare organizations, TSP Technology is likely to come into contact with private health information. As such, the company is considered a business associate and is required to enter into business associate agreements with healthcare organizations before its services can be provided. The business associate agreement confirms that TSP Technology is aware of its responsibilities under HIPAA Rules and agrees to comply with its provisions.
TSP Technology was already providing services to healthcare companies and had signed business associate agreements with several healthcare companies. HIPAA training had been provided to staff, but it only covered the basics. ePHI was protected and key staff were aware of the allowable uses and disclosures of ePHI, but only a select number of employees had received training.
Safeguards were in place to prevent data breaches, but were OCR to conduct a compliance audit, it was possible that HIPAA compliance issues may be discovered.
In order to ensure that all provisions of HIPAA had been satisfied, TSP Technology turned to the Compliancy Group. The company’s coaches helped TSP Technology through a six-stage implementation program to ensure the company was fully compliant with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules, the requirements of the HITECH Act.
Through the use of The Guard software, TSP Technology has demonstrated company-wide compliance with HIPAA with its good faith effort verified by Compliancy Group’s compliance experts.
TSP Technology can now display the Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance, which demonstrates to prospective clients the company’s commitment to HIPAA compliance.