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Gap Analysis

HIPAA Privacy & Security Rule Compliance

Gap Analysis: A technique for determining the steps to be taken in moving from a current state to a desired future-state. Businessdictionary.com

Business policy and procedure gaps are a threat to your organization’s compliance health. When your goal is to maintain compliance with HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules and HITECH, identifying those gaps is part of how Apgar & Associates, LLC Gap Analysis services help you make sure your required HIPAA policy statements have been documented and implemented.

Gap Analysis Activities

  • Review business policy & procedure documentation
  • Identify business policy & procedure gaps
  • Identify compliance method & resource needs
  • Assign “gap closure” tasks and follow-up

Closing the Gap: Risk Mitigation & Management

Following the Gap Analysis project, Apgar & Associates can help you turn the Gap Analysis report results into a Risk Management action plan. We help you close the policy and procedure gaps, moving your entity from risk-vulnerable to risk-managed with step-by-step risk mitigation activities.

Risk Mitigation & Management Activities

  • Assess business associate compliance
  • Assess vendor compliance
  • Assign risk mitigation tasks
  • Establish organizational Risk Mitigation reporting & follow-up system

Apgar & Associates’ privacy and security experience stems from years of working with covered entities and business associates, from single professional offices to multi-national corporations.

For more information about our Gap Analysis services, contact us via email or at 503.384.2538.


"Chris is an expert in the area of Privacy and Security. I had the pleasure of working with Chris for several years on the National Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative and his knowledge and ability to work through issues was invaluable to the team. I also had the opportunity to work for Chris on one of his projects and he was a pleasure to work for. If I need advice on Privacy and Security Chris is the go-to person!"

Kim Snyder, Vice President
Lumetra Healthcare Solutions

Mailing & Office Address

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




7100 SW Hampton St.
Suite 137
Tigard, OR 97223