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Carolina Innovative Research HIPAA Compliance Commitment Pays Off

Carolina Innovative Research has been re-affirmed as HIPAA compliant by the Compliancy Group after successfully completing its compliance program using The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.

Columbia, SC-based Carolina Innovative Research (CI) is a leading provider of IT support services to businesses in South Carolina and beyond. The company offers specialist IT services to the healthcare and law industries and helps its customers mitigate cybersecurity and compliance issues through its business continuity, disaster recovery, and managed IT services.

In order to provide a full range of managed services to healthcare providers, CI had to implement a range of safeguards to ensure sensitive information was always secured and HIPAA requirements for business associates were satisfied.

Any company starting out on a compliance journey will soon discover that complying with HIPAA involves much more than conducting a risk assessment, plugging security gaps, and signing a business associate agreement. “It really requires an organizational commitment, knowledge of healthcare policy, and technology to fill in the gaps,” said Chavous Camp, CEO and Master Technology Strategist for CI.

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Achieving a state of HIPAA compliance is only the first step. Ensuring continuous compliance requires an ongoing commitment. In order to ensure continued compliance, CI has undergone an internal compliance review and has completed the Compliancy’s Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program.

Compliancy Group has confirmed that CI is compliant with HIPAA and the HITECH Act to standards required by NIST. The completion of the program has seen CI awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

“CI and Compliancy Group’s combined expertise ensures our clients remain safe from breaches and the resulting audits and fines,” said Camp.

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.