A new day and a new adventure begins. In working with MTSOs for a number of years, and with the requirements of HITECH making the headlines, I have decided to start something new and provide a number of services and solutions for MTSOs in efficiently achieving compliance in the area of privacy and security. Privacy Officer Services officially begins today.
This new business is designed to support MTSOs in the development of their customized policies and procedures for privacy and security, to assist with completing their required security assessment and a number of other services like employee training, education, monthly updates, quarterly updates for the business website, and weekly updates in news in and around privacy and security as well as technical developments. There are many more and there is a solution for every MTSO.
My goal is to help these business associates achieve the HITECH requirements in a cost-effective manner so that their current staff can continue on with the business at hand in continuing to deliver on-time patient reports, deliver on the quality promised and provide the customer experience their clients expect.
By outsourcing their privacy officer reponsibilities to me, they will gain efficiencies in a number of ways like having a knowledgeable resource available every day without having to add to their employee count. Having someone who can attend meetings, and present to potential and existing clients on their privacy solutions can be a huge advantage in the world where we see and hear about security breaches nearly every day.
It’s a new world filled with legal requirements and challenges for MTSOs – this is a way to check a very important responsibility off the “must-do” list and put this into the hands of someone they know and can trust to provide the right solution today.