Foresite offers complete HIPAA HITECH audits to ensure that your business partners are up to date and do not expose your organization to undue risk. When a business associate has never required HIPAA compliance previously, we work with them to implement policies and standards that not only ensure that they are currently compliant, but will also ensure they remain so in the future.
Nearly 25% of all cyber breaches occur through data stored by third parties. In 2013, third-party partnered business breaches affected 48% of the 26.8 million people whose data was breached. For companies that must be HIPAA compliant, this is a huge problem. These breaches may not only affect your compliance, but can also erode customer confidence in your organization. It is incredibly important that you conduct a full audit of any business associate that will be storing your customer data to ensure that they are HIPAA compliant and have the best practices in place for storing customer data.