Adstream Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that the global advertising technology and services provider, Adstream, is fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

Adstream helps brands and agencies create, optimize, store, and distribute content. The Adstream platform is an all-in-one digital asset management and ad delivery platform that is connected to publishers, broadcasters, and social media networks. More than 6,000 agencies, brands, and companies use Adstream’s cloud-based software to view the entire advertising process, from production to distribution. The ad delivery network is the largest of its kind and includes more than 100,000 media destinations in over 140 countries.

Adstream wanted to expand its client base and start serving healthcare organizations. In order to do so, the company first needed to implement policies, procedures, and safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of healthcare data and met its responsibilities under HIPAA as a business associate.

To simplify its journey toward HIPAA compliance, Adstream partnered with Compliancy Group. Adstream followed Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program and tracked its progress using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance software solution, The Guard.

After completing Compliancy Group’s risk analysis and remediation process, the company was confirmed as having met its responsibilities under HIPAA and was determined to be fully compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules and was awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

“We take the protection of client data very seriously at Adstream and becoming HIPAA compliant is just one example of this,” said Mark Smith, NA Sales General Manager of Adstream. “HIPAA certification also demonstrates Adstream’s commitment to understanding and addressing the needs of each of its clients. Compliancy Group was a huge help in becoming HIPAA certified, and their services will be a big part of our work with healthcare clients down the road.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.