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The Strike Graph HIPAA certification is here!

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If you’re looking to prove your business is HIPAA compliant in order to boost your business, then you’ve come to the right place.

Strike Graph now offers HIPAA certification with our all-in-one platform!

That means instead of wondering if you're actually in compliance and worrying you might get hit by a fine, you'll know — and be able to prove — that you're meeting HIPAA requirements. Better still, Strike Graph provides an extensive, transparent HIPAA Compliance Certification Report that you can share with potential customers to close deals.

In this post, we’ll do a quick review of HIPAA basics, take a look at some of the benefits of HIPAA certification, and explain exactly how Strike Graph can get your business across the certification finish line.

HIPAA basics: a review

As a refresher, HIPAA compliance is required for covered entities and business associates — such as healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses — that handle protected health information (PHI and ePHI) in the United States. It’s also required of organizations that handle PHI on behalf of covered entities (known as business associates).

HIPAA sets standards for protecting sensitive patient data against unauthorized access, use, and disclosure to ensure its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. These standards come from the three rules of HIPAA: the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule.

  • Privacy Rule: This rule sets national standards to protect patients' medical records and other personal health information and requires reliable measures to protect PHI privacy.
  • Security Rule: This rule sets the standards specifically for the protection of PHI in an electronic format (ePHI).
  • Breach Notification Rule: This rule applies when there’s been a PHI breach, defined as an unpermitted disclosure or use that compromises PHI privacy and/or security.

Now that we’re up to speed on HIPAA basics, what are the benefits of getting your business certified?

Benefits of HIPAA certification

Becoming HIPAA certified can offer a plethora of pluses for your organization. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest perks now.

Market expansion

Many healthcare providers, payers, and other entities are required by law to work only with business associates that are HIPAA compliant. By becoming certified, you can access a broader market of potential customers and partners who prioritize data security and compliance, opening doors to new business opportunities and collaborations.

Increased customer trust

HIPAA certification demonstrates your commitment to protecting patient privacy and safeguarding sensitive health information. This can enhance customer trust and confidence in your organization, leading to stronger customer relationships and increased loyalty.

Edge over the competition

In an increasingly digital and interconnected healthcare landscape, HIPAA certification can be a valuable differentiator—especially when you can prove you're HIPAA compliant and the competition can't. 

Streamlined business processes

Achieving HIPAA certification requires implementing robust data security measures, such as access controls, encryption, and audit trails. These security measures can also improve your overall operational efficiency and data management practices. 

Peace of mind

Non-compliance with HIPAA can lead to significant legal and financial consequences, including fines, penalties, and reputational damage. By becoming HIPAA certified, you minimize the risk of data breaches, unauthorized disclosures, and other security incidents, helping you avoid costly legal disputes, regulatory sanctions, and more.

Certification is simple — here’s how it works

The new HIPAA certification demonstrates compliance with the HIPAA regulation’s ePHI requirements via:

  • An assertion from your organization’s management team
  • An independent auditor’s report
  • A system description 
  • A description of HIPAA regulation’s ePHI requirements, controls, tests, and results of the tests

At Strike Graph, these steps are carried out by our in-house, tech-enabled assessment team, which makes the process painless. 

Here's how it works.

Pre-certification

Use Strike Graph’s comprehensive platform to identify risks and then mitigate them with HIPAA-specific controls. Then attach evidence to show your security measures are working. Once everything’s in place, Strike Graph produces a certification export package with all your documentation.

Certification process

Our internal assessment team (headed up by our experienced and CNNS-, CISSP-, CSSLP-, CISA-, GWAPT-credentialed assessment manager) extensively reviews your documents to ensure you’re meeting HIPAA’s stringent guidelines then produces a HIPAA Compliance Certification Report attesting that you’ve met your obligations. This trust asset can then be shared with customers, partners, and stakeholders to build trust and boost revenue.

Post-certification

After certification, Strike Graph lets you monitor compliance by continuously reviewing your risks, controls, and evidence.

BONUS: HIPAA certification is an easy add-on to SOC 2 or ISO 27001

Want even better news? The HIPAA certification is an easy add-on to SOC 2. That’s because our multi-framework platform makes it easy to do both at once.

A SOC 2 report isn’t enough to demonstrate your company is HIPAA compliant, but there is a lot of overlap between the two frameworks. Simultaneously tackling both can save your organization money and time. 

A Strike Graph certification is the gold standard in HIPAA compliance

Even if you think you’re maintaining HIPAA compliance, there are limited ways to prove you are. Some companies offer surface level assessments, but these don’t give your customers and stakeholders real transparency into how well you’re meeting HIPAA requirements. Other audit firms do a thorough audit manually, which takes significantly more time and resources and costs more than our tech-enabled approach.

Strike Graph’s HIPAA certification is unique because it's paired with our comprehensive compliance platform that lets you efficiently design, operate, and measure a robust security program. You get the whole package all in one place, reach certification faster, and can maintain your certification more easily.

Want to learn more? Schedule a demo and one of our HIPAA experts will walk you through all of the details.

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