Beacon Partners Announces New Consulting Line of
Flexible HIPAA Solutions
Multi-level approach to benefit-specific client needs
NORWELL, MA - (April 11, 2002) - Health
care organizations now have access to a line of flexible HIPAA solutions
from Beacon Partners aimed at providing the appropriate level of support
needed by organizations working to comply with the provisions of HIPAA
(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) privacy and
security regulations. Recognizing that
different organizations have differing consulting needs and budgets, Beacon
offers three levels of HIPAA consulting services.
The mandates of
HIPAA are a reality, with definitive deadlines for compliance, and most
organizations have begun to take seriously the need for comprehensive plans
for that compliance. Beacon created its
line of customizable solutions to support organizations wanting to complete
HIPAA assessments and remediation with internal resources, while
retaining access to Beacon’s expertise and experience. Clients purchase only
as much consulting support as they need to supplement their own compliance
efforts. Beacon’s offerings include:
Management - Client HIPAA team performs gap
and risk assessment with Beacon project manager directing their efforts.
Facilitator - Beacon consultant participates
as a member of the client’s HIPAA team, directing efforts while working
side-by-side with client’s own personnel at the detail level.
Beacon consultants are available to answer client-specific, detailed HIPAA-related
questions by telephone, e-mail or in person. Clients may present questions
about privacy, security, transactions, or legal issues and receive response
from a single consultant or in a conference call format with the entire
Beacon HIPAA team.
“While we have
seen an increased interest in requests for our services, clients want to be
actively involved in HIPAA assessments, remediation, and compliance,” says
Ralph Fargnoli, President & CEO of Beacon Partners. “We believe our flexible
HIPAA services will augment and strengthen the client’s HIPAA team for best
practices and better outcomes. Our clients know that HIPAA is a business
opportunity, and they need consulting assistance focusing on knowledge
transfer. This approach allows the client to take the reigns, while knowing
they can rely on Beacon’s HIPAA expertise. This partnership approach for
consulting is a Beacon Partners trademark.”
For more information on Beacon Partners
flexible HIPAA solutions, call 1-800-4BEACON or visit Beacon Partners’
Charles R. Anastos, Jr.
Vice President of Business Development
Beacon Partners, Inc.
781-982-8400 ext. 409
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Beacon Partners, Inc., a
leading provider of health care management consulting services, is focused
on the delivery and deployment of strategic, technology, HIPAA and
operational solutions to health care organizations. Experienced consultants
deliver measurable results, sound methodologies and realistic
recommendations. Clients who have benefited from its solutions include
hospitals, IDNs, MCOs, academic medical centers and physician practices.
Information about Beacon Partners and its management consulting services and
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