Our HIPAA Associates

Learn all about HIPAA Associates.  We have the knowledge and experience to assist you with your needs since 2002. We will personally work with you to resolve your HIPAA concerns. HIPAA Associates uses its unique blend of knowledge and experience to provide accessible HIPAA training and consulting services to all who must comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

We are professionals with a background in nursing, medicine, and compliance. Our staff is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association and The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the most recognized healthcare compliance associations in the country.

As people who’ve worked on both sides of HIPAA – as care givers and compliance officers – we are well positioned to create individualized programs to fit your needs. Both large multi-hospital organizations and smaller companies seek our services, and since the advent of HIPAA we’ve trained thousands of healthcare providers in person or through our web-based platform. Our mission is to make HIPAA training and compliance painless and understandable.

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HIPAA Associates can help you address the complex world of HIPAA

Preparing for HIPAA

Healthcare privacy is often a complicated process for many organizations considering the many facets that must be addressed. Has your organization performed a careful assessment of their privacy program with a HIPAA Gap Analysis or a Risk Analysis? Have you created a sound compliance plan that will help you be prepared for the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

Have you trained your staff with the latest information that relates to the Privacy Rule? If you are aware of breaches that have occurred in the last year do you know how best to report these?

We have helped countless of organizations with issues such as these. Learn more about us at HIPAA Associates.

HIPAA Training & Consulting

Please watch our video to understand how we can help your organization.

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Mary Lopez Presiden HIPAA Associates

Mary J Lopez JD, CHP, CHC

Mary Lopez is formerly a nurse and now an attorney and the principal at HIPAA Associates consulting with a wide range of national healthcare clients. At present Ms. Lopez leads the HIPAA Associates Team and advises clients on HIPAA privacy and security issues. In addition she creates compliance plans and educational programs.

Most important of all she understands the issues after serving as Chief Privacy Officer for several integrated health care systems for over a decade implementing and overseeing HIPAA compliance programs. In addition, Ms. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Privacy and Healthcare Compliance and is a regular speaker on HIPAA compliance. Finally Ms. Lopez is admitted to the bar in Ohio and is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Al Lopez Vice President


Al Lopez is the chief operations officer for HIPAA Associates. Dr. Lopez is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, and anesthesia and he holds a degree as a medical coding specialist. Furthermore, he is an experienced pulmonary critical care specialist and anesthesiologist and served as a Compliance Director and Privacy Officer for over ten years. Moreover, he has experience dealing with HIPAA issues in the clinical setting, HIPAA security and operational issues. He has been part of the HIPAA Associates team for over 10 years. In addition, Dr. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Compliance and has held various leadership roles within the medical staff and practice corporation.

Phil Stinson from Intec IT

Phil Stinson Intec, Solutions

Phil Stinson is the Owner / CEO of Intec Solutions and is pleased to partner with the HIPAA Associates team to bring IT Risk Analysis & Technical Audit services to their already robust HIPAA Compliance Offering. Of great significance, Phil used his expertise in Application Development, Network Infrastructure Management, and Enterprise Consulting to establish Intec Solutions as a full service Information Technology outsourcing company in 1997. Most important of all he has spent the last 20 years delivering Enterprise level Managed IT & HIPAA Compliance solutions to healthcare and related organizations. Contact Phil Stinson directly at Intec Solutions for help with your Technical Safeguards. Finally, Phil is the most recent addition to the HIPAA Associates team.

HIPAA Associates Can Help

  1. HIPAA Policies for the HIPAA Rules. What does it all mean? We’ll help you understand.
  2. HIPAA Gap Analysis assess your program for risk areas in order to identify and correct problems.
  3. Breach Reporting, investigation, analysis, individual notification and Office for Civil Rights reporting
  4. HIPAA compliance training, for individuals and groups.

Have you already experienced a breach?

We’re sorry to hear that – both for you and your patients. We know how stressful and chaotic it probably is right now as you try to figure out next steps.

We’ve helped countless providers and organizations deal with this.

HIPAA Breach Report Toolkit 2021

Let us help you with our free Breach Report Tool covering all the steps you need to take immediately – and minimize your risk.

It also includes a worksheet of all the information you’ll need to initially collect, so that you can keep it all in one place as you work through the process of mitigation. Contact us and we will send it to you.

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If you have not experienced a breach?

That’s great! But you should still prepare. Most people don’t think about HIPAA compliance until it’s too late. Moreover, the best way to deal with a HIPAA violation is to avoid it in the first place.

Be proactive. A first step is checking for weaknesses – and we can help. Get our compliance checklist to see where your vulnerabilities lie.

HIPAA Compliance Checklist 2021

As your organization prepares to take on the challenges of HIPAA compliance you must have a game plan. At HIPAA Associates we are happy to provide you with a HIPAA Compliance Checklist that will assist you in successfully developing your HIPAA compliance plan. This checklist is a step by step guide that takes you through all the important steps the Office of Civil Rights expects from covered entities and business associates today.

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Most important of all, HIPAA Associates are legal and medical professionals who speak your language. We understand the needs of your organization.