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:

Project Management - Client HIPAA team performs gap and risk assessment with Beacon project manager directing their efforts.

Project 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.

HIPAA Connect (sm) Services - 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’ website at www.beaconpartners.com.

Contact:
Charles R. Anastos, Jr.
Vice President of Business Development
Beacon Partners, Inc.
781-982-8400 ext. 409
cra@beaconpartners.com

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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 technical solutions can be found at www.beaconpartners.com.