HIPAA Assessment for Research Programs

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Applying the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to Research Projects

Performing an assessment is a pivotal step in determining if the research enterprise of an organization is appropriately using and disclosing PHI in compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

A comprehensive Research Privacy Assessment performed by our highly trained compliance professionals will review research related documents, processes and procedures impacting research activities to identify possible gaps. At the conclusion of the assessment, you will receive a thorough report including guidance on industry best practices to improve privacy, security and trust of the research program.

The scope of documents for review include, but is not limited to:

  • Policies and Procedures Demonstrating Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
  • Policies and Procedures of non-HIPAA Documentation
  • Policies and Procedures for Reporting, Assessment and Mitigation of Unauthorized Use or Disclosure of PHI
  • Human Resource/Personnel Documents
  • Training Documentation

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Four Outcomes from a Research Privacy Assessment

Role of the Organization

Understanding the organization’s responsibility and how it impacts others in the cycle of the research project is the primary and most crucial information.

Compliance with HIPAA

Evaluating research policies, procedures and practices against HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to ensure compliance and to protect research participant’s information.

Best Practices

Learning how to improve the Research Program through industry best practices and guidance.

Prevent Enforcement Actions

Mitigating the risk of enforcement actions by the Food and Drug Administration and/or Office of Human Research Protection.

What Our Clients Say

CynergisTek’s Privacy Program Assessment helped us address the complex mix of privacy requirements that includes policies, procedures and awareness, allowing us to improve the overall effectiveness of our privacy program.

Andrea TenBrink, Privacy Officer, Asante

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