Press Release: HIPAA Contingency Planning Template Suite launched by Supremus Group will help covered entities to save thousands of dollars and jumpstart their project.

Des Moines, IA — 04/04/06 — Supremus Group LLC, the leading provider of HIPAA compliance solutions and training, announced today that it has released HIPAA Contingency Planning Template Suite. The templates are categorized into three phases: Phase One: Implementing an HIPAA Security Contingency Program, Phase Two: Implementing Policies and Standards, and Phase Three: Final HIPAA Contingency Plan Documents.

The HIPAA Security Rule 164.308(a)(7)(i) identifies Contingency Plan as a standard under Administrative Safeguards. Contingency Planning means the overall process of developing an approved set of arrangements and procedures to ensure your business can respond to a disaster and resume its critical business functions within a required time frame objective. The primary objective is to reduce the level of risk and cost to you and the impact on your staff, customers, and suppliers.

“Contingency Planning is a serious concern for covered entities,” said Bob Mehta, President, and CEO, Supremus Group. “HIPAA Contingency Planning Template Suite provides a cost-effective, comprehensive and self-sufficient solution for developing complete Contingency Plan. Through this product, we help to ensure full compliance with contingency plan requirement of HIPAA Security Rule.”

Contingency Planning templates for covered entities can jumpstart HIPAA Contingency Plan project which includes Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning, Emergency Mode Operation Plan and many other documents. These templates will save a lot of money and time for covered entities. HIPAA Contingency Plan templates suite has more than 100 documents that have been customized to help meet following requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule standards and associated implementation specifications.

HIPAA Citation HIPAA Security Rule Standard
Implementation Specification
Implementation

ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS

164.308(a)(7)(i) Contingency Plan
164.308(a)(7)(ii)(A) Data Backup Plan Required
164.308(a)(7)(ii)(B) Disaster Recovery Plan Required
164.308(a)(7)(ii)(C) Emergency Mode Operation Plan Required
164.308(a)(7)(ii)(D) Testing and Revision Procedures Addressable
164.308(a)(7)(ii)(E) Applications and Data Criticality Analysis Addressable

PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS

164.310(a)(1)

Facility Access Controls

164.310(a)(2)(i)

Contingency Operations Addressable

164.310(d)(1)

Device and Media Controls

164.310(d)(2)(iv)

Data Backup and Storage Addressable

TECHNICAL SAFEGUARDS

164.312(a)(1) Access Control

164.312(a)(2)(ii) Emergency Access Procedure

Required

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About Supremus Group LLC

Supremus Group is focused on the compliance training, consulting and business process outsourcing services. Company’s aim is to offer practical, customized and affordable solutions for compliance. The focus of www.Training-HIPAA.Net website is on helping healthcare organizations meet compliance, in a timely and cost effective manner by offering a broad portfolio of products and services to help with HIPAA Compliance. Supremus provides HIPAA compliance kits, manuals, training, templates and compliance consulting services to help organization’s HIPAA compliance efforts successful, self-sufficient and cost-effective.