HIPPA/HITECH Compliance Assessment - Pendulum Risk
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Your Trusted HIPPA & HITECH Assessment Partner.

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.

We Can Help Evaluate And Find Solutions To Keep Your Company In Compliance With HIPAA & HITECH Requirements.

HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Assessment

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.

Compliance Assessment Process

  • Providing a compliance assessment that meets the current federal regulatory requirements under HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use
    • Administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, policies, and processes are reviewed
    • The review includes a customized analysis of unique risks and processes specific to your organization
  • Evaluating current systems and processes and providing recommendations in order to meet compliance standards
    • In addition to regulatory compliance, there are associated professional liability risks in the management of patient information
  • Providing a report that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the current program, including recommended best practices
    • This report is an important part of the organization’s evaluation of the effectiveness of the overall program
    • The document 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 your organization to plan and make informed decisions to enhance the strength of its compliance program.

What Our Clients Say

I give Pendulum my highest regard and have no hesitation in recommending them for your risk management program.

Managing Director at Insurance Company

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.

Agency Owner

This was absolutely the best, most thorough risk management visit we’ve ever had.

Facility Administrator

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

What is a standard risk assessment process?

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:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Protocols and practices
  • Physical environment

WHAT TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Pendulum offers several varieties of assessments:

  • Professional liability risk
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Customer service
  • OIG compliance
  • HIPAA/HITECH compliance
  • Emergency operations
  • Security vulnerability
  • Life safety
  • OSHA
  • Cybersecurity

 

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.

What can you expect from Pendulum Risk?

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.