The final step in the HIPAAssociates process is to implement the plan developed by HIPAAssociates and the practice, assigned to the Privacy, Security and Transaction Officers, and manage the project. HIPAAssociates schedules follow-up meetings with the practice HIPAA workgroup to make sure that the implementation plan stays on schedule. The workgroup members use the Plan, Action Item list, the HIPAA manual, and the software tools provided to review and/or modify procedures, establish documentation systems, communicate requirements, and test new procedures and systems.
HIPAAssociates has developed a set of tools to help clients satisfy HIPAA requirements such as documentation and audit capability. The example below shows documentation of a Business Associate, which also auto generates a Business Associate agreement form for the client.
Once a HIPAA workgroup or responsible individual has been identified in the practice, and HIPAAssociates has delivered the plan, we come back at 4 weeks and 4 months to meet with the workgroup or individual to make sure that the implementation plan is on track, answer any questions and provide support.
HIPAAssociates also establishes support requirements for ongoing implementation, such as the Maintenance Program.
For more detail on each of HIPAAssociates' consulting programs, see Programs.