SOC 2 HIPAA Mapping – How HIPAA and SOC 2 Work Together
Because security and privacy are critical elements of both HIPAA and SOC 2, organizations can use an existing HIPAA compliance program as the foundation to achieve SOC 2 compliance through process mapping and crosswalk analysis.
SOC 2 process mapping focuses on the work required to achieve compliance by using flowcharts to illustrate the flow of a process from the broadest perspective to the level of detail necessary to achieve the goal.
Addressing the details is achieved by creating a SOC 2 HIPAA crosswalk analysis. This tool allows you to connect multiple similar or disparate objects, such as standards and data.
This process helps you see how effective standards and controls that comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule requirements to protect PHI data support SOC 2 compliance efforts. It also can help you find ways to strengthen your HIPAA compliance strategy.
SOC 2 HIPAA Mapping – Where to Start
While SOC 2 compliance is a valuable asset, it’s optional for many healthcare businesses. On the other hand, HIPAA’s status as a federal law elevates it to a must-have level. Fortunately, it’s also a less involved first step to achieve.
Compliancy Group offers healthcare compliance solutions for organizations that need to achieve HIPAA compliance. Our web-based system guides you through meeting the privacy and security standards of the law and includes HIPAA training, attestations, and breach notification and response. If you need help taking the first steps toward your HIPAA or SOC 2 compliance goals, we are here to help.