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The HIPAA Compliance Checklist

HIPAA is intended to keep protected health information (PHI) safe and secure. HIPAA compliance is essential for covered entities and business associates and means abiding by the HIPAA Rules. Your company must implement and document comprehensive administrative, physical, and technical security safeguards.

Sound complicated? Our HIPAA compliance checklist will help simplify your path to compliance.

1

Determine which annual audits and assessments are required for your company

Perform a readiness assessment and evaluate your security against HIPAA requirements

Review the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Audit Protocol

2

Conduct required HIPAA compliance audits and assessments

Perform and document ongoing technical and non-technical evaluations, internally or in partnership with a third-party security and compliance team like Vanta

3

Document your plans and put them into action

Document every step of building, implementing, and assessing your compliance program

Vanta’s automated compliance reporting can streamline planning and documentation

4

Appoint a security and compliance point person in your company

Designate an employee as your HIPAA Compliance Officer

5

Schedule annual HIPAA training for all employees

Distribute HIPAA policies and procedures and ensure staff read and attest to their review

6

Document employee trainings and other compliance activities

Thoroughly document employee training processes, activities, and attestations

7

Establish and communicate clear breach report processes
to all employees

Ensure that staff understand what constitutes a HIPAA breach, and how to report a breach

Implement systems to track security incidents, and to document and report all breaches

8

Institute an annual review process

Annually assess compliance activities against theHIPAA Rules and updates to HIPAA

9

Continuously assess and manage risk

Build a year-round risk management program and integrate continuous monitoring

Understand the ins and outs of HIPAA compliance— and the costs of noncompliance

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Additional HIPAA Resources

The SOC 2 Compliance Checklist

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Vanta's guide to SOC 2

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What does a SOC 2 audit cost?

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“Getting our SOC 2 and HIPAA was an absolute game-changer for the way that Nayya is able to sell into larger companies.”

Akash Magoon
Co-Founder + Chief Technology Officer  |  Nayya