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HIPAA Privacy & Security Compliance

At Apgar & Associates, we provide expert HIPAA privacy, information security, HITECH and regulatory compliance consulting services to health plans, physician group practices, clinics and hospitals and the vendors (business associates) that support them.

Our nationwide compliance clients range from Oregon Medical Association (OMA) members in our own backyard of Oregon, to a global healthcare technology company based in sunny Arizona, and a top-ranking hospital in the Alabama’s fast-growing medical hub. Our experience is that no matter where in the U.S. you’re based, HIPAA and HITECH compliance are at the top of your mind.

Apgar & Associates particularly notes two key privacy and security program hot buttons we take care of for our clients:

Risk Assessments

The risk assessment is the cornerstone of your ability to comply with HIPAA privacy, security and data breach notification regulations. If you don’t know where your risk is, you can’t fix it. After the risk assessment, we take the findings and turn them into an implementable Risk Management Plan.

Incident Response Plans & Testing

Do you know who to call when you have a data breach and patient PHI is suddenly not-so-private? We design, test and implement your organization’s Incident Response Plan so you avoid being the OCR’s next poster child.

For a decade, Apgar & Associates HIPAA privacy & security compliance consulting has supported covered entities and business associates in our home state of Oregon and nationwide. We stay on top of the latest and greatest HIPAA and HITECH nuances, track the laser focus of the OCR, CMS, ONC and the OIG, and build useful tools (like our Privacy & Security Policy & Procedure Manuals) for busy Compliance Officers.

Apgar & Associates creates practical HIPAA privacy and security compliance consultative solutions. The laws are complex enough; our job is to help CxOs, practice managers, physicians, privacy and security officers, and entrepreneurial business associates meet and maintain compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and their associated codes and regulatory requirements in a straightforward manner with minimum hassle.

Contact Apgar & Associates for HIPAA Privacy & Security Compliance services that include:

  • Risk Assessments & Security Risk Analysis
  • Incident Response Plans & Testing
  • Mock OCR HIPAA Audits
  • Privacy & Security Compliance Assessments, Audits and Solutions
  • Outsourced Privacy & Security Compliance Officer
  • Privacy & Security Gap Analysis & Mitigation Planning
  • Privacy & Security Training
  • Policy, Procedure and Process Evaluation, Development and Customization

hipaa privacy & security complianceAdditionally, Chris Apgar, CISSP, CEO, is a frequent educator and panelist for OMA, HCCA and other industry-leading organizations. Chris is also available as an expert witness and columnist. For all of your privacy and security compliance consulting needs, call the HIPAA experts at Apgar & Associates: 503-384-2538.

 

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Mailing Address

Apgar and Associates, LLC
P.O. Box 80278
Portland, OR 97280
p 503-384-2538
p 877-376-1981

 

Upcoming Events
Sep
9
Tue
1:15 pm HIMSS Event: Cross Training – Se... @ HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum 2014
HIMSS Event: Cross Training – Se... @ HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum 2014
Sep 9 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Healthcare privacy and security officers can learn a lot from the practices of other industries. In this moderated discussion, security officers who have worked in other industries or are currently working outside healthcare will share[...]
Sep
16
Tue
10:00 am Webinar: Meaningful Use – Things... @ OMA Webinar
Webinar: Meaningful Use – Things... @ OMA Webinar
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
At least 10 percent of medical practices attesting to Meaningful Use will be audited. If you don’t pass, you pay back the MU monies. In this Oregon Medical Association (OMA) webinar, Chris Apgar will help[...]
Sep
23
Tue
10:00 am Webinar: Risks & Rewards – The N... @ OMA Webinar
Webinar: Risks & Rewards – The N... @ OMA Webinar
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This OMA webinar focuses on the HIT landscape today and into the future. Participants will learn how to take advantage of the expanding presence of HIT in health care delivery while addressing associated risks to[...]
Sep
29
Mon
all-day MIS Training Institute: Mobile D... @ Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
MIS Training Institute: Mobile D... @ Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Sep 29 – Oct 2 all-day
Chris will conduct a session on mobile device use in healthcare, serve on a panel to discuss HIPAA then (2000) and now (2014) and moderate a fireside chat that covers cloud computing and information security.[...]
Oct
7
Tue
10:00 am Webinar: Protected Health Inform... @ OMA Webinar
Webinar: Protected Health Inform... @ OMA Webinar
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This OMA webinar will provide tools to help your practice map PHI and track where it is, where it isn’t, and where it shouldn’t be. Chris will help you learn how to avoid future breaches[...]

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Testimonials

"Simply, Chris is one of the country's top, most trusted, reliable and knowledgeable privacy and security compliance experts. He's also worked on multiple audio conferences and webinars with me for HCPro and consistently earns high praise from listeners in post-show surveys."

Dom Nicastro
HCPro