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Hospice Compassus At A Glance

"Without Clearwater's guidance and support, we would never have received the accolades from the OCR investigator for our compliance program that we did."


At a Glance:

  • Hospice Compassus (HC) is dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence, and providing comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their family members
  • Founded 1979, HC now has over 50 community-based hospice centers in 15 states
  • A leader in palliative care, HC promotes regulatory compliance and information security

Challenges:

  • Rapid growth through acquisition
  • High turnover of clinicians in stressful occupation
  • Wide use of mobile devices by traveling clinicians
  • Need for Privacy, Security & Breach Rule help
  • Data Breach triggered OCR Investigation

Clearwater Compliance Solutions:

  • Assessed compliance status with Clearwater’s IRM|Security™ and IRM|Privacy™ software
  • Utilizing Clearwater’s IRM|Analysis™ software, identified and assessed risks to HC’s assets maintaining or transmitting ePHI

 

RESULTS AND VALUE CREATED:

 

  • Completed a rigorous compliance assessment as required by the HIPAA Security Rule regulation for a Security Evaluation (45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(8))
  • Established baseline of compliance in HIPAA program; prioritized and implemented remediation plan
  • Completed a bona fide risk analysis as required by the HIPAA Security Rule (45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A))
  • Identified high-risk information exposures and prioritized mitigation activities to reduce those exposures
  • Strengthened formal information risk management program
  • Produced evidence of compliance with HIPAA-HITECH
  • Passed OCR Investigation: no fines, no penalties