SYDNEY, NS, CANADA – Today Carbide is announcing the HIPAA Compliance Fast Track, a solution to speed up the process for businesses to meet security and privacy requirements for selling to the healthcare industry. For vendors and service providers, known as business associates, proving this standard of compliance can be a barrier to serving the United States healthcare industry.
“HIPAA Compliance Fast Track provides an efficient path to become a vendor for the healthcare industry, which would otherwise be a time and resource-intensive undertaking for many businesses. This is a great value to businesses that see the HIPAA Compliance Fast Track as a way to reduce their own risk, while opening up opportunities to reach a new market segment,” says Carbide CEO Darren Gallop.
“At the same time, if more businesses can achieve HIPAA compliance, the healthcare industry would benefit by gaining access to innovative solutions. Especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is critical that American hospitals and healthcare providers can securely use the best technology available.”
While the requirements for HIPAA compliance can prove difficult to implement for many businesses, the HIPAA Compliance Fast Track is designed to give business leaders clear steps, compliance reporting, and a central hub for managing everything. Businesses can use this to efficiently achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance, ensuring their data, technology, and software meets security and privacy standards for serving facilities that hold patient contact information and medical records.
Carbide’s HIPAA Compliance Fast Track includes the following tools and resources for businesses:
- Security Gap Analysis and Planning for HIPAA Compliance: This technical assessment of the current security measures and infrastructure at a business identifies gaps in compliance with HIPAA. With an Information Security Gap Analysis report from Carbide, business leaders can understand the timeline and resources required for their business to become fully HIPAA compliant.
- HIPAA-Compliant Security and Privacy Program Designer: The foundation of HIPAA Compliance Fast Track is a custom-generated information security and privacy program, with comprehensive internal policies, procedures, and controls. The Carbide platform develops a tailored set of critical components based on privacy regulations (HIPAA, PIPEDA, GDPR, CCPA) and information security best practices (SOC 2, CIS, ISO 27001).
- Business Continuity Plan Builder: This tool quickly guides companies through creating and activating a strong business continuity and disaster recovery plan. A required element for HIPAA compliance, this plan keeps business operations protected, secure, and thriving even in the event of a crisis.
To further support businesses, Carbide is also offering relevant content in a webinar series and recorded content focused on HIPAA compliance, securely working from home, and business continuity. Businesses can sign up for these free tools at https://www.carbidesecure.com/hipaa-compliance-solution/
Carbide is a SaaS company that specializes in simplifying information security and privacy compliance for businesses. Carbide builds trust between businesses and their customers in a world where people want to know their confidential information is protected. The company has raised $2.8M dollars since its incorporation in late 2016 and currently employs 17 full-time employees and several contractors.