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With a growing reliance on information technology in the Healthcare Industry and the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR), ensuring the safe handling of sensitive data is crucial. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules define requirements for the appropriate use and safeguarding of protected health information (PHI). The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions, which were enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009, include updates to the HIPAA Standards and were enacted to strengthen the privacy and security of health information.
Our Internal Audit Methodology also incorporates auditing practices commonly followed by public accounting firms and suggested by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Moreover, it is augmented by an extensive toolkit of audit aids including: