Pendulum knows that as healthcare organizations adopt information technology in their management of confidential patient information, ensuring compliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act requirements is crucial for an organization’s overall compliance program.
A Pendulum specialized advisor will conduct a compliance assessment of your organization’s existing processes and practices. A written report is provided and includes the advisor’s findings and recommendations that will assist in enhancing the organization’s compliance program.
Pendulum can serve as a strategic partner to help your organization evaluate its existing processes and practices based on regulatory requirements and recommended best practices to help you to be successful in the management of protected health information (PHI) and its associated risks.
Pendulum offers organizations a privacy and security compliance assessment. We also assess the overall security, integrity, and associated processes to ensure proper management of protected health information, as well as updated best practices for the industry. Each compliance assessment includes real-time consulting services and a detailed report with current recommended best practices.
This assessment meets the current federal regulatory requirements under HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use. Administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, policies, and processes are reviewed, and the review includes a customized analysis of unique risks and processes specific to the organization.
Current systems and processes are evaluated, and recommendations are provided in order to meet compliance standards. Aside from regulatory compliance, managing patient information can also have associated professional liability risks.
The resulting report outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the current program, including recommended best practices. An important part of the organization’s evaluation of the effectiveness of the overall program, the report provides guidance on improving systems and processes, prioritizing exiting issues to strengthen regulatory compliance, and managing risk.
This is a proactive process that helps in the strategic compliance planning process, enabling the organization to plan and make informed decisions to enhance the strength of its compliance program.
I give Pendulum my highest regard and have no hesitation in recommending them for your risk management program.
Extremely thorough and they ask all the right questions. The loss control expert who reviewed this facility is to be commended for a superb job. It’s clear that Pendulum really understands these types of risks, as there are so few in the industry who truly do. Great job. Thank you.
This was absolutely the best, most thorough risk management visit we’ve ever had.
Depending on the services requested, the assessment process is customized to fit the need of the organization. The assessment may be risk- or compliance-oriented.
Some examples of the areas reviewed during the assessment process include:
Pendulum offers several varieties of assessments:
An organization can also choose a focused assessment that includes customized services to meet their needs in areas such as documentation, fall, skin integrity, elopement management, risk and quality programming, etc.
Pendulum offers more than 22 years of risk management consulting experience to assist organizations in minimizing liability risk and strengthening defensibility. We provide a wide range of risk management services and take pride in our ability to provide customized services to meet our client’s needs.
Our skilled risk control consultants have consulting expertise in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings, allowing them to identify potential areas of risk and provide recommendations based on risk management strategies that have been identified through national claims and litigation activities.