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The hardest part of building a HIPAA program is knowing where to start. The documents in this section will lead you through the process in an organized manner. The Step-by-Step Guide and the Initial Work Plan provide the building blocks you need to develop an effective program.
Forms and Templates
The documents in this section are intended to be a starting point for developing customized documents that fit the need of your organization. You are encouraged to modify the forms and templates so they reflect the specifics of the organization’s HIPAA program.
Identification of the organization’s Business Associates and obtaining a Business Associate Agreement from each BA is essential. The Business Associate Decision Tree is designed to assist you in correctly identifying who is and who isn’t a Business Associate.
Audit Forms and Checklists
Once the infrastructure is in place it is important to ensure the systems are working as designed. The forms in this section provide the basics for auditing and monitoring the organization’s HIPAA related systems.
Risk assessments are an important part of developing and maintaining an effective HIPAA program. The tools in this section will guide you through Privacy and Breach assessments as well as provide resources for conducting Security Risk Assessments.
Short videos that answer common “How-To” questions providers face on a regular basis. This section will continue to grow as new videos are added to the library.
Training videos to be used as onboarding and/or annual training for all staff and volunteers. There is a short quiz that accompanies each video to ensure staff competency.