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BIONWORKS Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced the health tech start-up BIONWORKS has achieved compliance with the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

BIONWORKS is a developer of cutting-edge ML-driven enterprise mobility software for the healthcare industry. The company’s flagship healthcare solution, Healthplug, is a comprehensive mobile-first workflow-driven enterprise mobility solution that accelerates the adoption of the electronic medical record, improves staff collaboration, transforms patient engagement, and enables process automation in hospitals.

Developers of software solutions that interact with electronic protected health information (ePHI) are classed as business associates under HIPAA and must therefore ensure that their software solutions incorporate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. The solutions must incorporate access controls to ensure that only authorized individuals can access personal and health data along with mechanisms to control the sharing of ePHI.

BIONWORKS developed its software with data integrity, privacy, and security at the core of the design and by working closely with Compliancy Group, has implemented all necessary requirements of the HIPAA Rules including the ability to conduct self-audits, create remediation plans, and mechanisms for business associate management and incident management. The company has also developed full policies and procedures, employee training materials, and full product documentation.

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After completing Compliancy Group’s 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts assessed the good faith efforts toward HIPAA compliance and awarded BIONWORKS the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates BIOMNWORKS has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is fully committed to ensuring the company and its software solutions continue to meet all requirements of the HIPAA Rules.

“We understand that “This is not a ‘set it and forget it’ sort of compliance exercise. We understand that the HIPAA Rules are written as flexible standards that are to be implemented based on the size and nature of the organization. With constant support from Compliancy Group we are confident of being able to manage this flexibility,” explained BIONWORKS.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.