News | February 15, 2013

Introducing Clearwater Compliance Best-In-Class Software For Managing Compliance With The HIPAA Privacy And Breach Notification Rules

Privacy violation complaints have increased more than 40 percent since HITECH was enacted in 2009 – and more than 21 million citizens have had their protected health information (PHI) breached. Many health care organizations think they have their HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance program well in hand…but when a complaint-based investigation occurs, they learn they don’t.

The Clearwater HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Assessment Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can help organizations significantly reduce the likelihood of impermissible disclosures, data breaches, costly fines and penalties. The software is the best-in-class solution for objectively assessing and managing compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Rules.

“We are pleased to have completed our trifecta of software solutions to help organizations reduce risks and liabilities associated with non-compliance to the HIPAA Security, Privacy and Breach Notification Rules,” said Bob Chaput, founder and CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “The Clearwater HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Assessment software helps organizations become and remain compliant with the HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Rules. We also offer Clearwater customers the Clearwater HIPAA Risk Analysis and Clearwater HIPAA Security Assessment software to operationalize their compliance programs.”

With this latest innovative HIPAA-HITECH compliance software, organizations can evaluate their compliance against each of the 60 standards and 63 implementation specifications set out in the Privacy and Breach Notification Rules, identify gaps in compliance and generate a real-time remediation plan to address those gaps. The software is being updated to incorporate the Omnibus Final Rule changes as they become effective.

The software is secure and cloud-based, with an integrated project management tool for assigning remediation tasks and completion dates to team members, as well as tracking progress. Users can also quickly generate dashboards and reports while storing real-time compliance program documentation in one central, secure location, saving time and resources in the event of an OCR audit or complaint-driven investigation. Compliance is a continuous process, and this solution guides and records the progress of the journey.

About Clearwater Compliance:
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, is all about, and only about, helping healthcare organizations and their service providers become and remain HIPAA-HITECH Compliant. Owned and operated by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs software and tools, risk management solutions, training, and professional services for small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2003, the company has served more than 250 organizations (including 100 hospitals). For more information, visit

Source: Clearwater Compliance LLC