CynergisTek Expands Service Portfolio to Address Heightened Regulatory Environment and Support Business Associates in Ensuring Compliance
CynergisTek recently announced a new managed service designed to provide business associates (BA) of covered entities (CE) with the same ongoing technical testing, advisory services, and executive reviews of security infrastructure that the company offers its provider clients. CynergisTek is offering the Business Associate Compliance Assist Partner Program (BA CAPP) to meet growing demand by these organizations for trusted, outsourced support in managing their liability for the data they receive, create, transmit or retain given the advent of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
“As business associates face more regulatory scrutiny, including being subject to the next round of HIPAA audits, ensuring compliance with a multitude of complex requirements has become both a strategic imperative and a significantly more arduous task,” said Brian Vossler, CEO of DataRx Management Inc. “We knew we needed specialized support behind us, and CynergisTek’s focused expertise and customized service made them the clear choice to partner with.”
CynergisTek’s BA CAPP is built on the company’s standard CAPP service. Differentiators of the BA CAPP program include alternating annually between extensive security assessments and progress reviews from the previous year, as well as a privacy program assessment. The BA CAPP service includes the following key benefits:
- Consulting services to assist in maintaining a proactive risk management program
- Periodic standards-based risk assessments and audits of key information security controls
- Advisory support at all levels within an organization, including executive, programmatic and peer-to-peer interaction between staff
- Daily programmatic management through multiple communication channels, including telephonic, interactive web portal and email
- Ongoing executive direction ensuring efforts remain on track and strategic planning support based on the latest industry trends
- On-call consulting, staffing and engineering support
“The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is driving increased attention to, and investment in, security management by BAs, which has been a long time coming. Further, the fact that these organizations are subject to penalties for noncompliance in the same way that providers are is undoubtedly putting privacy and security at the top of their priority lists in 2015,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “We are happy to provide the expert guidance and tools these companies need to navigate today’s complex regulatory landscape and to support them in maintaining the integrity of their security programs.”
CynergisTek’s managed services are delivered by experienced, industry experts and are designed to provide an independent, thorough assessment of an organization’s security posture on an ongoing basis. Complementary additions to CynergisTek’s CAPP programs include the company’s Social Engineering and Phishing services, OCR Audit Readiness Review and Safe Harbor Workshop, which offer the security expertise and guidance organizations need to feel confident that they are in compliance with the latest regulations, prepared for enforcement activities, and exercising their due diligence in protecting their data assets to ensure a successful business.