Compliancy Group Confirms MeDLiTE Inc. is HIPAA Compliant
Sep11

Compliancy Group Confirms MeDLiTE Inc. is HIPAA Compliant

Compliancy Group has announced that MeDLiTE Inc., a Hackensack, NJ-based full service medical billing company, has been confirmed as having met all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules MeDLiTE has been providing medical billing services form more than 30 years and works with a wide spectrum of healthcare providers and specializes in both participating and non-participating billing. Billing services providers are classed as business associates under HIPAA and are therefore required to comply with the HIPAA Rules. MeDLiTE had implemented safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information provided by its clients; however, to ensure that none of the requirements of the HIPAA Rules had been missed, MeDLiTE partnered with Compliance Group and chose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate its services. Using Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program and compliance tracking software solution (The Guard), MeDLiTE was able to demonstrate the company was adhering...

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Paramount Counseling Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group
Sep03

Paramount Counseling Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Whitefish Bay, WI-based Paramount Counseling Services (PCS), an outpatient based mental health agency offering counseling and psychotherapy services, has demonstrated compliance with the Rules of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. “HIPAA compliance is critical to the mission of Paramount Counseling Services. The health data of our clients is personal and highly sensitive information. HIPAA compliance matters a great deal as we diligently strive to keep our client’s information confidential and secured,” said PCS in a statement. To ensure all requirements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act were achieved, PCS partnered with Compliancy Group. PCS used Compliancy Group’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and compliance tracking software – The Guard – to meet the necessary regulatory standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act. “Choosing Compliancy Group to partner with on...

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HEOPS Inc. Demonstrates HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group
Aug21

HEOPS Inc. Demonstrates HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

HEOPS Inc. and its subsidiary CENTIPEDE Care Solutions LLC have completed Compliancy Groups 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process and have demonstrated they have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. HEOPS Inc. is a strategic partner to the nation’s leading health plans, providing strategy and back office support to help health plans scale. Its subsidiary, Franklin, TN-based CENTIPEDE Care Solutions, helps members and their caregivers access the care they need from quality home care providers at an affordable price, and help remove the complexity of healthcare. Compliance with all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Rules is essential for all healthcare providers, Health plans and business associates to ensure the privacy, security, and integrity of healthcare data. To ensure no aspect of the often-complex HIPAA Rules was missed, HEOPS and CENTIPEDE Care Solutions sought assistance from Compliancy Group. “HEOPS is trusted by the nation’s largest health plans, over 2000 home care agencies and our members. We take...

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Compliancy Group Helps Nanodropper Inc. Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Aug11

Compliancy Group Helps Nanodropper Inc. Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that the medical device company Nanodropper Inc. has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with the Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Nanodropper was inspired by a ProPublica article that revealed drug companies were making eyedrop bottles that deliver eye drops containing more liquid that the human eye can hold, which results in considerable waste and unnecessary costs for patients. Nanodropper developed a first-of-its-kind patient-centered adaptor that fits on eyedrop bottles and reduces the volume of currently oversized eyedrops by more than 60 percent. The Nanodropper device, after which the company is named, is a FDA-listed, Class I medical device, that reduces cost and waste and helps to minimize potential side effects of vision-saving treatments. In addition to this flagship product, Nanodropper offers value-based solutions to close health equity gaps while promoting patient education and advocacy. As a...

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Compliancy Group Helps New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Aug05

Compliancy Group Helps New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Southern California-based New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances has successfully completed its proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances provides therapy to individuals (adults only) and couples experiencing a variety of mental health issues. Clients are asked to consider setting aside behaviors that have not worked in the past and consider new courageous approaches, with various tools used to help them gain the knowledge, strength, and courage to achieve a new level of functioning. “At New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances clients are welcomed into a nurturing environment where they can feel safe, begin to hope again, and imagine possibilities of the life they have always longed for,” said Marriage & Family Therapist and practice founder, Willie Barefield. New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances is classed as a HIPAA-covered entity and is therefore required to comply with the federally mandated...

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MarineXchange Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant
Jul28

MarineXchange Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

MarineXchange Software GmbH has achieved HIPAA compliance following the successful completion of Compliancy Group’s six stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process. MarineXchange is the developer of the only enterprise software platform for the cruise industry. MXP365 incorporates a range of tools that allow cruise operators to effectively manage all aspects of cruise ship operations, both at the office and on-board cruise ships. The company’s employees now look after more than 30 cruise lines, with the software used on more than 300 cruise ships. The MXP365 software solution is used to manage all cruise ship operations and, as such, comes into contact with the personal and protected health information of cruise ship passengers, so it is essential for the software to incorporate appropriate safeguards to protect that data and for company staff to be aware of their responsibilities with respect to HIPAA. To ensure the company’s software, policies and procedures were fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, MarineXchange sought...

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Optimum Behavioral Care, Inc Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Jul10

Optimum Behavioral Care, Inc Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that Optimum Behavioral Care, Inc. d/b/a Frank Morelli, LMHC, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Omnibus Rules. Frank Morelli is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Jacksonville, FL with more than 25 years’ experience of providing behavioral wellness to the entire family. His practice is especially well suited to treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression.   Frank Morelli sought assistance from Compliancy Group to ensure that fully compliant policies and procedures had been implemented and appropriate safeguards were in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. “Protecting the records and communications of my clients is just the right thing to do.  Confidentiality is the cornerstone of psychotherapy,” said Frank Morelli. Frank Morelli used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA-compliance...

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Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Jun28

Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, a primary care clinic in Princeton, NJ, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is compliant with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics used Compliancy’s Group’s HIPAA methodology and The Guard compliance tracking software to ensure that all requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Omnibus Rule, and Breach Notification Rule were satisfied and patients’ personal and protected health information is properly safeguarded and patient privacy is assured. Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is 100% committed to safeguarding patient health information. The practice sought assistance from Compliancy Group to ensure all requirements of HIPAA had been met, policies and procedures were fully compliant, and risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health...

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Compliancy Group Helps MAD Technology Solutions, LLC Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Jun19

Compliancy Group Helps MAD Technology Solutions, LLC Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced the Dauphin, PA-based information technology consulting firm MAD Technology Solutions, LLC has taken all appropriate steps to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the HITECH Act and has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. MAD Technology Solutions is an IT consulting company that offers a wide range of services including IT management and governance, software design and development, business management and continuity, and computer facilities management. The company is a Microsoft Silver Partner, Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, and Microsoft Small Business Specialist, with an emphasis on Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics. As an IT service provider, MAD Technology Solutions is classed as a business associate and is required to comply with the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act. To ensure that no aspect of HIPAA compliance was missed, MAD Technology Solutions partnered with Compliancy Group. Assisted by...

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Solving the HIPAA Problem: Group Demonstration of Compliancy Group’s Simplified Compliance Process
Jun17

Solving the HIPAA Problem: Group Demonstration of Compliancy Group’s Simplified Compliance Process

Complying with all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules and ensuring continued compliance can be a challenge. Meeting that challenge will require time and effort, and while there are no shortcuts when it comes to HIPAA compliance, there are ways to ease the burden. One of the best ways to reduce the time and cost of complying with HIPAA Rules is to work with third-party compliance specialists who can guide you on your journey to HIPAA compliance. If your organization is still struggling with HIPAA or you are unsure that you would be able to pass a compliance audit, help is at hand. Compliancy Group has developed a software solution called The Guard that will guide your organization on the path to HIPAA compliance and will help you mitigate risk, pass compliance audits, and avoid fines. On June 17, 2020, Compliancy Group will be conducting a Group Demo in which you will be able to see how the company’s software works and how Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches will help you comply with HIPAA regulations. In the event of a data breach,...

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interlinkONE Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Jun04

interlinkONE Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

InterlinkONE Inc., a Boston-based cloud marketing and digital asset and order management software solution provider, has been confirmed as having achieved HIPAA compliance by Compliancy Group, the largest HIPAA compliance training and software provider in the United States. Compliancy Group helps HIPAA-covered entities and HIPAA business associates implement an effective HIPAA compliance program and comply with the HITECH Act and all provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules. Compliancy Group has developed its own compliance tracking software solution – The Guard – to guide companies through their HIPAA compliance journey, assisted along the way by its compliance coaches. InterlinkONE provides its software to healthcare providers, medical device companies, and pharmaceutical firms, so it is essential for the firm to be fully compliant with HIPAA Rules. “HIPAA isn’t just about the Dr’s office anymore. Today’s pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical device companies are selling and marketing direct to prospects and consumers and the data being...

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Webinar: June 3, 2020: Improving Business Continuity with HIPAA Compliance
May27

Webinar: June 3, 2020: Improving Business Continuity with HIPAA Compliance

Business continuity and disaster recovery plans are important for businesses of all sizes. They help to ensure that in emergency situations, the business can continue to function. In the event of a natural disaster, war, terrorist activity or disease pandemic, the business can continue as normal. Business continuity and disaster recovery plans are a requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of HIPAA-covered entities must develop a business continuity plan and test that plan to make sure it is effective if it ever needs to be implemented. HIPAA not only requires these plans, it also gives a clear outline on creating such a plan for your business, training staff, and ensuring employees can securely access systems and data when working remotely. To help you with this essential part of HIPAA compliance, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar in which you will discover how HIPAA can become your guidance and how it plays an important part of business and life in a...

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South Texas Children’s Dentistry Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant
May27

South Texas Children’s Dentistry Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

South Texas Children’s Dentistry has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA Compliance program by Compliancy Group. South Texas Children’s Dentistry had taken steps to comply with the Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but to make sure that no aspect of HIPAA had been missed and to ensure continuing compliance, South Texas Children’s Dentistry sought assistance from Compliancy Group. Compliancy Group has developed a compliance tracking solution called The Guard, which guides healthcare organizations and business associates through the intricacies of HIPAA compliance, covering all provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules and the HITECH Act. The company’s compliance coaches are on hand to assist clients with their compliance plans and the development of HIPAA-compliant policies, procedures and the adoption of best practices. After using The Guard, clients complete Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process to reduce risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and...

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Safe Partner Inc. Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant
May11

Safe Partner Inc. Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Compliancy Group has announced that Safe Partner Inc. has demonstrated it has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has successfully completed its proprietary 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process. Safe Partner Inc. is a Belmont, CA-based boutique software development and consulting company that provides a full range of software services, from design to development, implementation, and ongoing customer support. The company was formed in 1995 and works with clients in a wide range of industry sectors, including healthcare. Some of the software solutions developed by the company interact with healthcare data, which means the company is classed as a business associate and must comply with HIPAA Rules. To ensure that no aspect of HIPAA compliance was missed, Safe Partner Inc sought assistance from Compliancy Group. Assisted by the company’s compliance coaches and using the firm’s HIPAA compliance tracking software solution, The Guard, Safe Partner Inc was able to demonstrate its HIPAA compliance program covered all aspects of the HIPAA Privacy, Security,...

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Compliancy Group Helps Acemanage Smart Inc Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Apr30

Compliancy Group Helps Acemanage Smart Inc Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that the Canadian start-up firm, Acemanage Smart Inc, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated it is meeting all the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules. Acemanage Smart Inc. has developed several software solutions over the past two years, including the WholisticDr platform. The WholisticDr platform allows patients in remote and rural areas to find practitioners and receive high quality medical care and is powered by artificial intelligence to make the process as quick and easy as possible. Through the platform, holistic doctors and practitioners can list their practices, make appointments, manage billing and insurance, talk with and text other members and patients, conduct telehealth visits, and exchange health records, lab test results, and prescriptions. As a business associate, Acemanage Smart Inc. is required to comply with HIPAA Rules. To ensure that its software solutions and staff are fully compliant with HIPAA Rules, Acemanage Smart Inc. has been working with...

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Compliancy Group Helps Eyeward Inc. Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Apr22

Compliancy Group Helps Eyeward Inc. Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Eyeward inc. has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has achieved HIPAA compliance. EyeWard is a free-to-use peer-to-peer consulting platform for iOS that allows healthcare professionals to connect with colleagues and securely communicate and share medical images. The app is intended to help physicians share clinical knowledge and consult with other medical professionals. Use of the app allows physicians to improve workflow and deliver better care to patients. “Eyeward is dedicated to helping physicians provide the highest standard of care for their patients. Understanding that this level of care may require the use of sensitive health care information, Eyeward wanted to ensure all the appropriate measures were taken to properly safeguard PHI,” said Eyeward CEO, Stephen Atallah. To ensure compliance with all provisions of HIPAA, Eyeward teamed up with Compliancy Group. Using Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance tracking solution, The Guard, and assisted by its compliance coaches, Eyeward was able to ensure its solution, policies,...

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Compliancy Group Confirms Big IT has Achieved HIPAA Compliance
Apr01

Compliancy Group Confirms Big IT has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

The Valencia, CA-based information technology and software development firm, Big IT Inc., has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program by Compliancy Group. Big IT is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) that offers a comprehensive range of IT services to businesses and government users across the United States. Providing IT and IT security services to clients in the healthcare industry requires access to systems that contain protected health information. Big IT is therefore classed as a business associate and must ensure compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules. With HIPAA enforcement up 400% in recent years and a series of high-profile data breaches and multi-million-dollar settlements that have attracted national attention, the importance of HIPAA compliance for both IT service providers and their healthcare IT clients has never been more important. To ensure the company’s compliance program was effective and no aspect of HIPAA compliance had been overlooked, Big...

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Webinar: Solving the HIPAA Problem: Demonstration of Compliancy Group’s Simplified HIPAA Compliance Process
Mar25

Webinar: Solving the HIPAA Problem: Demonstration of Compliancy Group’s Simplified HIPAA Compliance Process

Meeting all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules can be a major challenge. Many healthcare organizations have established a compliance program and believed they were compliant, only to discover during a HIPAA audit or compliance review that they have failed to comply with one or more HIPAA provisions. Those mistakes can prove to be very costly. Compliance failures can easily lead to a data breach or could result in a complaint being filed with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the primary enforcer of HIPAA compliance. OCR investigates complaints and data breaches to determine whether HIPAA Rules have been violated and conducts compliance audits to assess whether HIPAA covered entities and business associates of covered entities are complying with all aspects of HIPAA Rules. Enforcement of compliance has stepped up in recent years. In 2018, OCR imposed $28,683,400 in financial penalties on covered entities and business associates in 11...

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Webinar 03/24/20: HIPAA Tips on Working from Home, Telehealth, and Telecommuting
Mar24

Webinar 03/24/20: HIPAA Tips on Working from Home, Telehealth, and Telecommuting

On March 24, 2020, Compliancy Group will be hosting a webinar to help HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates ensure they are fully compliant with HIPAA Rules when working remotely from home and handling protected health information. Compliancy Group will also be explaining the HIPAA Rules that apply to Telehealth and video conferencing. Many healthcare professionals and business associates are using portable electronic devices to access systems in the office and are spending at least part of the week working remotely or working from home. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has seen many companies take the decision to stop employees coming into work and instead are allowing them to use personal or company-owned devices to work from home to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. Most companies handling protected health information (PHI) are working virtually to keep their business up and running and permit telecommuting for some members of the workforce; however, doing so and remaining in HIPAA compliance can be a challenge. Join Compliancy Group to find out how HIPAA Rules...

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Webinar 03/18/20: Discover the Untold Benefits of HIPAA Compliance
Mar18

Webinar 03/18/20: Discover the Untold Benefits of HIPAA Compliance

If you are a HIPAA-covered entity, current business associate, or you are looking to start providing services to healthcare organizations, you will need to ensure that your business is fully compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Rules. In the event of a compliance audit or data breach investigation you will need to demonstrate that you have implemented an effective compliance program and are compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules. However, there are many more benefits to HIPAA compliance than simply being able to pass a compliance audit. On March 18, 2020, HIPAA Journal sponsor, Compliancy Group, will be hosting a free webinar to explain the full benefits of HIPAA compliance and the lasting positive impact HIPAA compliance can have on your organization, from protecting your reputation to differentiating your business from the competition. During the webinar you will be provided with tips on how your organization can start leveraging the true benefits of HIPAA compliance and by the end of the session you will...

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Compliancy Group Helps SAR Technology Group Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Mar10

Compliancy Group Helps SAR Technology Group Achieve HIPAA Compliance

SAR Technology Group has been confirmed as having achieved HIPAA compliance after successfully completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process. The regulatory standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of healthcare data and protect the privacy of patients. Vendors that serve healthcare clients must ensure they are fully compliant with HIPAA laws, but meeting all of the requirements of HIPAA can be a challenge. There is also no margin for error. Stiff fines can be imposed on business associates if they are found not to have complied with any aspect of HIPAA. When SAR Technology Group moved into the healthcare sphere it soon became apparent that it was necessary to achieve HIPAA compliance internally. “Originally, we were planning to go through the process ourselves without external help. Soon it became evident this was not feasible as we lacked the expertise and knowledge to navigate the complex HIPAA laws,” explained SAR Technology Group. “After...

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Webinar: Lessons and Examples from 2019’s HIPAA Breaches and Fines
Feb19

Webinar: Lessons and Examples from 2019’s HIPAA Breaches and Fines

2019 was another record-breaking year for healthcare industry data breaches. A new record was set in 2018 with 371 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. That record was truly smashed in 2019 with an astonishing 492 breaches of 500 or more records reported. 2019 was a busy year for the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. In 2019, OCR levied more than $15 million in fines to resolve violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. The fines were issued for a variety of compliance failures, including the failure to conduct a comprehensive, organization-wide risk analysis, failures to enter into business associate agreements with vendors, access control failures, disclosure of PHI on social media, breach notification delays and the failure to comply with the HIPAA Right of Access. The reasons for the financial penalties may have been varied, but there was one common denominator. The financial penalties could have easily been avoided. It may not be possible...

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Center for Counseling & Family Relationships Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant
Feb10

Center for Counseling & Family Relationships Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Center for Counseling & Family Relationships (CCFAM), a large group counseling private practice based in Fort Worth, TX, has announced the company has demonstrated compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules after completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process. Using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution, The Guard, and assisted by its compliance coaches, CCFAM has demonstrated its policies and procedures are in line with HIPAA and the company has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. CCFAM was founded in 2007 with just one counselor and office staff member and has now grown into a large practice offering more than 1,000 sessions a month. Privacy and confidentiality are critical to CCFAM and the children, teenagers, and adults the company serves. CCFAM already complies with Texas licensure board rules and every effort was made to comply with HIPAA, but CCFAM owner, Dr. Rhonda Johnson, recognized the fact that staff HIPAA training had not changed much in the past 5...

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Dr. Huddle Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Feb04

Dr. Huddle Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Dr. Huddle has announced it has completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has been confirmed as in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules. Dr. Huddle is a Cupertino, CA-based startup that has developed a gateway that connects general dentists with specialists across North America. The gateway, the first of its kind in America, brings together the many different dental specialties under one roof and allows patient-centered treatment plans to be developed faster and more efficiently and for the provision of dental care to be optimized. Through the platform, general dentists can find specialists capable of providing treatment to their patients, radiographs and patient notes can easily be shared, appointments can be tracked, insurance payments automated, and referrals can be handled smoothly by specialists. Dr. Huddle is classed as a business associate under HIPAA and is required to comply with the HIPAA Rules. To ensure compliance with all aspects of HIPAA and to demonstrate to potential members...

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Webinar: How to Get as Many Sales Appointments as your MSP Can Handle
Dec19

Webinar: How to Get as Many Sales Appointments as your MSP Can Handle

For most MSPs, signing up new clients is easy, but only if they can speak to the right people at the right time. Where many MSPs struggle is generating sufficient numbers of new leads and arranging enough meetings. On January 23, 2020, MSP marketing expert Paul Green will be hosting a brand new webinar and will demonstrate a proven lead generation system that hundreds of MSPs are now using to generate more leads. During the webinar you will discover how to: Generate hundreds more leads every year Warm up prospects and build a relationship with them, well ahead of a sales meeting Discover where prospective clients are in the sales cycle, so you can arrange a meeting at exactly the right moment About Paul Green Paul Green is a UK-based MSP marketing expert who works with MSPs around the world to improve their marketing success through his MSP Marketing Edge service. Paul is a former radio presenter and journalist and author of the book, Updating Servers Doesn’t Grow Your Business. He also hosts a weekly MSP Marketing podcast. Webinar Details: How to Get as Many Sales Appointments as...

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Webinar: Lessons and Examples from 2019 HIPAA Breaches and Fines
Dec19

Webinar: Lessons and Examples from 2019 HIPAA Breaches and Fines

It has been another busy year of HIPAA enforcement for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights. So far in 2019 there have been 9 financial penalties imposed on HIPAA covered entities and business associates to resolve compliance failures. In total, $12,209,000 has been paid as a result of HIPAA violations and more financial penalties could be announced before the year is out. 2019 has seen OCR continue to impose penalties for compliance failures related to risk analyses, risk management, business associate agreements, access controls, breach notifications, and impermissible disclosures of protected health information, as has been the case over the past few years. 2019 also saw OCR launch a new HIPAA compliance enforcement initiative. Under the HIPAA Right of Access initiative, OCR has issued two $85,000 financial penalties for failures to provide patients with copies of their medical records in a reasonable time frame without being overcharged. OCR is not penalizing healthcare organizations and business associates for data breaches, as breaches...

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Webinar: 12/17/19: How to Become HIPAA Compliant in 2020
Dec17

Webinar: 12/17/19: How to Become HIPAA Compliant in 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, companies that are looking to start providing products and services to the healthcare industry will be considering how they can become HIPAA-compliant in 2020. Forward-thinking business associates already serving the healthcare sector are thinking about how they can maintain compliance in 2020, build their portfolio of healthcare clients, and grow their businesses. Resources have been made available to help prospective HIPAA business associates achieve HIPAA compliant status and establish and maintain an effective HIPAA compliance program. One of the best resources was published by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The document – The Seven Fundamental Elements of an Effective Compliance Program – is a powerful tool that serves as a guide for healthcare organizations and business associates to help them develop an effective compliance program, meet all HIPAA requirements, and avoid financial penalties from the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and state attorneys general. The document outlines the...

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Compliancy Group Confirms Smile Metrics Consulting Has Achieved HIPAA Compliance
Dec16

Compliancy Group Confirms Smile Metrics Consulting Has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

The dental marketing consulting firm, Smile Metrics Consulting, has completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process and has demonstrated it has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. Smile Metrics Consulting helps dental practice owners discover how existing patients engage with their practice and shows them how patient interactions affect their bottom line. The company helps dental practices market their services more effectively to improve business growth. In order to provide dental marketing optimization services to dental practices, Smile Metrics Consulting requires access to protected health information. As such, Smile Metrics Consulting is classed as a business associate under HIPAA and must therefore be compliant with HIPAA Rules. “Smile Metrics Consulting ‘s services are largely focused upon optimizing a new-patient’s dental appointment experience from online search —rendering dental care—to post appointment care and scheduling necessary return visits in order to help dental patients keep their smiles healthy and bright. Doing...

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Adstream Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Dec11

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...

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Compliancy Group Confirms Audiology Hear For You, LLC has Achieved HIPAA Compliance
Dec10

Compliancy Group Confirms Audiology Hear For You, LLC has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Audiology Hear For You, LLC has demonstrated it is fully compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, following the successful completion of Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA implementation program. Audiology Hear For You is a Johns Creek, Georgia-based provider of hearing testing and hearing aid services. Providing those services involves the creation and maintenance of personal health information. Through compliance with HIPAA Rules, appropriate safeguards, policies, and procedures are implemented to ensure all patient information is secured and protected against unauthorized access. The need to ensure that patient privacy is protected and all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal health information led Audiology Hear For You to Compliancy Group. “In this day and age of increasing cybercrime it is imperative that we protect our patients’ personal information from those who seek to attain and exploit that information for malicious intentions and financial gain. Patients who...

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Eagle Consulting Group Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Nov21

Eagle Consulting Group Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

The Anchorage, AK-based managed service provider, Eagle Consulting Group, has been verified as HIPAA-compliant by Compliancy Group. Eagle Consulting Group provides proactive IT services to a wide range of clients, including many in the healthcare industry. The infrastructure and software solutions implemented by Eagle Consulting Group come into contact with electronic protected health information. Under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Rules, that makes the company a business associate and business associates are required to comply with HIPAA regulations. In order to demonstrate the company has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program, Eagle Consulting Group partnered with Compliancy Group. Compliancy Group has developed an innovative HIPAA compliance software solution called The Guard. The Guard can be used to track progress toward HIPAA compliance and once an effective compliance program has been established, The Guard serves as an invaluable tool to ensure compliance is maintained. Guided by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA experts, Eagle Consulting Group...

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Web Event: Solving the HIPAA Problem with Compliancy Group: Demonstration of The Guard HIPAA Compliance Software
Nov20

Web Event: Solving the HIPAA Problem with Compliancy Group: Demonstration of The Guard HIPAA Compliance Software

HIPAA Journal Sponsor, Compliancy Group, will be hosting a group demonstration of its HIPAA compliance software solution, The Guard, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 14:00 ET. The event will give you the opportunity to find out more about how The Guard simplifies HIPAA compliance and how it can help your organization meet all requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules. The Guard is a proprietary software solution that simplifies compliance with HPAA Rules and covers all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The software is based on Compliancy Group’s “Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain” methodology, and will not only help covered entities and business associates develop a compliance program, it will help them ensure that compliance is maintained. By simplifying the compliance process, covered entities and business associates can focus on running their businesses and practices. The Guard includes intuitive training and assistance from Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches along with HIPAA assessments...

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ProtoLytic, LLC Verified as HIPAA-Compliant by Compliancy Group
Nov16

ProtoLytic, LLC Verified as HIPAA-Compliant by Compliancy Group

ProtoLytic, LLC, the Tampa, FL-based developer of decision support tools for medical cost management, has been confirmed as HIPAA-compliant by Compliancy Group. ProtoLytic tools are used by healthcare providers to develop treatment plans for patients using evidence-based guidelines and demographic data to help claims adjusters process referrals and medical service requests and reduce time to quality of care. The company has also developed a predictive modelling information system to determine the treatment and medical services patients with specific health conditions are likely to need. These software solutions naturally come into contact with electronic protected health information (PHI). Consequently, ProtoLytic is classed as a business associate under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. In addition to entering into a business associate agreement (BAA) with HIPAA-covered entities, ProtoLytic is must ensure safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI and the company and its employees must adhere to...

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EnTech Confirms HIPAA-Compliant Status with Compliancy Group
Nov15

EnTech Confirms HIPAA-Compliant Status with Compliancy Group

The Fort Myers, FL-based managed IT service provider, EnTech, has been confirmed as in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules by Compliancy Group. Entech has been serving businesses in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. The company offers managed IT and integration services to help businesses get the most out of information technology, along with strategic technology consultancy services to help businesses choose the best IT architectures to meet their needs. In order to provide those services to healthcare organizations, EnTech is required to comply with HIPAA Rules. The company must implement appropriate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and its employees made aware of their responsibilities with respect to HIPAA and ePHI. Assisted by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA coaches and using “The Guard” compliance tracking solution, EnTech has successfully completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage Risk Analysis and Remediation Process. Successful completion of that...

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Speakap Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Nov07

Speakap Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

The communication platform provider Speakap has announced it has achieved compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules with Compliancy Group. Speakap has developed a communications platform that helps healthcare organizations communicate quickly and efficiently with their frontline staff, even if they do not have easy access to computers. Through a mobile app, healthcare organizations can maintain contact with deskless workers and communicate with the entire workforce through a desktop version of the app. The app is used by businesses in a wide range of industry sectors; however, in order to offer the communications solution to the healthcare industry, Speakap needed to ensure that its platform, policies, and procedures were in full compliance with HIPAA Rules. Since the platform can be used to communicate ePHI, Speakap is classed as a business associate under HIPAA and must ensure administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are incorporated into its solution and the company fulfils its responsibilities with respect to HIPAA. To ensure...

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Webinar: Your 2019 MIPS Security Risk Analysis: 6 Steps to Compliance (11/14/19)
Nov06

Webinar: Your 2019 MIPS Security Risk Analysis: 6 Steps to Compliance (11/14/19)

Healthcare organizations often struggle with risk analyses, as OCR’s HIPAA enforcement actions clearly show. The risk analysis is the most common HIPAA violation cited in OCR’s enforcement actions. The risk analysis is essential as it allows healthcare organizations to identify all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Those risks can then be reduced to a reasonable and acceptable level. A risk assessment should be completed regularly, with the frequency determined by the circumstances of their environment. For many healthcare organizations, this will be annually. An annual security risk analysis (SRA) is a requirement of the 2019 MIPS Performance Year to comply with Promoting Interoperability. The SRA makes up 25% of the performance score so it is essential that this critical process is completed. The deadline for completing the SRA is December 31, 2019. If you have yet to conduct your SRA for 2019 and are not yet ready to attest to meeting this objective, help is at hand. HIPAA Journal sponsor, Compliancy Group, is hosting a webinar in conjunction...

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Compliancy Group Helps Technology Response Team Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Nov05

Compliancy Group Helps Technology Response Team Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Technology Response Team has successfully completed its 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process and has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules. Technology Response Team is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) based in Denver, CO that provides a wide range of IT support and cybersecurity services to healthcare organizations in the Denver Front Range and helps them succeed through the use of technology. The company translates complex computer terminology into language that can be easily understood by its clients and helps them implement IT solutions that improve efficiency and protect against malicious attacks. Naturally, the services provided to healthcare organizations mean the company will come into contact with systems used to create, receive, store, process, and transmit electronic protected health information. As such, Technology Response Team is classed as a business associate and is required to comply with HIPAA. Technology Response Team is committed to...

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Compliancy Group Confirms Integrated Technology Group is HIPAA Compliant
Oct25

Compliancy Group Confirms Integrated Technology Group is HIPAA Compliant

Integrated Technology Group, a leading healthcare-industry focused managed service provider (MSP) in the Central Virginia region, has achieved HIPAA compliance with Compliancy Group and has demonstrated its policies and procedures are fully compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules and the requirements of the HITECH Act. Integrated Technology Group is primarily focused on providing managed information technology services to private medical practices to help them focus on what they do best – providing care to patients. Initially the company’s main focus was providing break-fix services. Today the company offers a wide range of managed IT services, including helping medical practices with cloud integrations, continuity planning, implementing VOIP solutions, and securing their networks. Since the provision of those services requires access to systems containing patients’ electronic protected health information, Integrated Technology Group is classed as a business associate under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Rules....

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Webinar: Atlantic.Net and Compliancy Group Offer Help on Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance
Oct23

Webinar: Atlantic.Net and Compliancy Group Offer Help on Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance

The HIPAA-compliant hosting company, Atlantic.net, is teaming up with HIPAA-compliance specialists Compliancy Group for a webinar to explain some easy-to-implement steps healthcare organizations can take to quickly improve their security posture, become more resilient to cyberattacks, and ensure they continue to stay compliant with HIPAA regulations. Healthcare organizations are being targeted by cybercriminals for the data they hold. Patient data can be sold for big bucks on the black market, there a growing trade in stolen healthcare login credentials, and ransomware is being used to extort money from hospitals and medical practices. For the past two months, healthcare data breaches have been reported at a rate of more than 1.5 per day, which is twice the rate of 2018. Cybersecurity has never been more important. Many practices lack the internal resources to devote to cybersecurity and budgets are stretched. Finding the funds to devote to improving cybersecurity protections can be a major challenge, so it is important to ensure any additional funding is well spent. In the...

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Webinar: Social Media and HIPAA Compliance: Protecting Your Practice in the Digital Age
Sep17

Webinar: Social Media and HIPAA Compliance: Protecting Your Practice in the Digital Age

Social media is a potential minefield for HIPAA violations. One impulsive response to an online review could violate the privacy of a patient, breach HIPAA Rules, and leave and the practice at risk of a significant HIPAA violation penalty. In the digital age, healthcare providers have to deal with a whole new set of privacy concerns. Social media cannot be avoided, so it is important to understand what must be done to protect the business. “Proactively generating reviews and also responding to them effectively, in a timely manner is essential to marketing your practice. However, without proper precaution, health care providers could face serious privacy breaches and even HIPAA violations,” said Liam. In the webinar, Liam will explain how healthcare providers can respond to reviews in a manner that minimizes legal risk, while remaining fully compliant with HIPAA regulations. Register for our upcoming webinar to find out how to manage your online reputation–without risking your practice. Webinar Details: Date:    Tuesday, September 17th Time:    2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT...

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Compliancy Group Confirms Integration Link LLC is in Compliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act
Sep17

Compliancy Group Confirms Integration Link LLC is in Compliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act

Integration Link, LLC, a provider of cybersecurity consultancy services and virtual Chief Information Security Officers to small to large enterprises, has completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has demonstrated full compliance with all provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules and the HITECH Act. Finding suitable candidates to fill the position of Chief Information Security Officer can be a major challenge for healthcare organizations. There is a nationwide shortage of sufficiently skilled individuals and many positions remain vacant. Some enterprises simply cannot afford to hire a fulltime Chief Information Security Officer. Integration Link addresses the gap by providing virtual Chief Information Security Officers to guide organizations through the process of reducing risks to protected health information and information assets. Naturally, such a service requires staff at Integration Link to be provided with access to systems that contain protected health information, which makes the company a...

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CTI Technology Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant
Aug28

CTI Technology Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

CTI Technology, an Elgin, IL-based managed IT service provider, has demonstrated compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology and compliance tracking solution, The Guard. Any company that provides a product or service to healthcare organizations that requires access to systems containing protected health information (PHI) is classed as a HIPAA business associate. Following the introduction of the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, all business associates of HIPAA-covered entities must comply with HIPAA Rules or face stiff financial penalties for noncompliance. CTI Technology believes compliance with HIPAA Rules is essential for protecting patient privacy, improving data security, and reducing fraudulent activity. The company educates its clients on the measures required to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule and how, through compliance, cyberattacks can be thwarted and regulatory fines avoided. CTI Technology has recently completed Compliancy Group’s 6-stage risk analysis and...

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IT Service Provider Choose Networks Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group
Aug26

IT Service Provider Choose Networks Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

The Wichita, KS-based IT service provider, Choose Networks, has achieved HIPAA compliance with Compliancy Group. Choose Networks was established in 2001 to provide small to medium sized businesses with enterprise-grade IT support. The company now employs over 35 people and provides IT support services to a wide range of companies, including many in the healthcare industry. As an IT service provider, Choose Networks requires access to systems containing protected health information. As such, the company is considered a HIPAA business associate and is required to comply with HIPAA Rules. In order to ensure that all requirements of HIPAA have been met and to demonstrate the company follows the same policies, procedures, and administrative practices as its healthcare clients, Choose Networks partnered with Compliancy Group and completed its 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process. “Choose Networks delivers an excellent customer experience, and this doesn’t stop with technical guidance and support. It is paramount to do everything it takes to protect our customers,”...

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Webinar: Aug 21, 2019: Why Your Organization Needs More Than Just Training If You Want To Be HIPAA Compliant?
Aug21

Webinar: Aug 21, 2019: Why Your Organization Needs More Than Just Training If You Want To Be HIPAA Compliant?

On August 21, 2019. HIPAA Journal Sponsor, Compliancy Group, will be hosting a webinar entitled “Why your organization needs more than just training if you want to be HIPAA compliant?” If you are a HIPAA covered entity or business associate, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is mandatory. All employees must be trained on HIPAA and should understand how the legislation applies to their role in the organization. With the workforce trained on privacy and security and aware of the allowable uses and disclosures permitted by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, employees will be able to complete their work duties in full compliance with HIPAA and avoid financial penalties. HIPAA compliance requires an ongoing commitment to achieve the required standards for privacy and security and ensure those standards are maintained. To find out more about what’s entailed, Compliancy Group is holding a webinar. During this webinar, Compliancy Group President and CEO Marc Haskelson will explain: How to meet all federal requirements for effective HIPAA training How...

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Direct Connect Computer Systems Inc. Recognized as HIPAA Compliant
Aug16

Direct Connect Computer Systems Inc. Recognized as HIPAA Compliant

The Cleveland, OH-based technology solution provider, Direct Connect Computer Systems, Inc., has demonstrated the company is fully compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. Companies that provide technology solutions and services to healthcare clients that require contact with electronic protected health information (ePHI) are classed as ‘business associates’ under HIPAA. Business associates of HIPAA covered entities must ensure they are fully compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules, and must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI at all times. Business associates face substantial fines if they are discovered not to be compliant with HIPAA Rules. In order to start providing products and services to healthcare organizations, companies must be able to provide reasonable assurances that they are fully compliant with HIPAA Rules. To help provide those assurances and demonstrate the company’s commitment to privacy and security, Direct Connect Computer Systems, Inc., partnered with...

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Compliancy Group Appoints New HIPAA Attorney
Aug07

Compliancy Group Appoints New HIPAA Attorney

Compliancy Group has announced the appointment of a new, experienced healthcare attorney and legal researcher who has been tasked with helping to simplify the complex requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to make them more understandable to the company’s clients and the public at large. Daniel Lebovic, a graduate of Emory University School of Law, will join Compliancy Group’s Content Management Team. Lebovic has a background in healthcare law and translating complex legal documents into written content that can be easily understood by individuals without a legal background. Much has changed in healthcare over the last 20 years since HIPAA was enacted. Ensuring continued compliance with HIPAA as work practices change and new technology is introduced can be a major challenge, one that requires a thorough understanding of the nuances of HIPAA. HIPAA contains a set of standards for healthcare organizations of all sizes, from single doctor practices to the nation’s largest health systems and health insurers but it does not say how those...

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Qmetis Inc. Demonstrates HIPAA Compliant Status by Completing Compliancy Group HIPAA Risk Analysis Program
Jul31

Qmetis Inc. Demonstrates HIPAA Compliant Status by Completing Compliancy Group HIPAA Risk Analysis Program

The NY-based healthcare technology company Qmetis has successfully completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has been confirmed as being in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules for HIPAA business associates. Qmetis develops web-based interactive quality assessment and quality assurance decision-support tools for healthcare professionals. The tools help hospitals and medical centers, and physician’s offices consistently deliver evidence-based care to patients. The tools are used in real-time at a patient’s bedside and support treatment decisions. Healthcare organizations that have adopted the tools have been able to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The tools developed by Qmetis interact with patient health information, so the company is considered a business associate under HIPAA and is required to comply with HIPAA Rules. The company had already developed a HIPAA compliance program, but as part of its continuing commitment to compliance, the company partnered with the Compliancy Group and used...

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Computer Doc Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group
Jul24

Computer Doc Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that the Indian Trail, NC-based IT firm Computer Doc is compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, Omnibus Rules and the requirements of the HITECH Act. Since 1997, Computer Doc has been providing IT support and consultancy services to businesses in and around Charlotte, NC. The firm focuses on providing IT support to small to medium sized businesses to help them increase productivity, improve efficiency, and boost profitability through the intelligent use of IT. In order to reassure healthcare companies that the firm is aware of the requirements of HIPAA and is committed to providing a HIPAA-compliant IT support service, Computer Doc signed up with the Compliancy Group and was guided through the compliance process. “With HIPAA violation fine enforcement up 400% in recent years and series of high-profile breaches and multi-million dollar settlements that drew national attention, the importance of HIPAA compliance for both IT service providers (BAs) and their healthcare IT clients (CEs) has never been more urgent,” explained...

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Selarom Demonstrates Compliance with HIPAA Regulations
Jul16

Selarom Demonstrates Compliance with HIPAA Regulations

El Monte, CA-based Selarom is a specialist cybersecurity firm that provides services to healthcare organizations to help them secure their sensitive data and comply with HIPAA Rules. The company now offers a ‘HIPAA Compliance Complete Solution’ and provides a comprehensive security package for both the managerial and technical sides of organizations. Ensuring sensitive information stays private and confidential is the company’s No1 priority. HIPAA compliance is more important today than ever before. The number of cyberattacks on healthcare organizations has reached unprecedented levels. 500+ record healthcare data breaches now being reported at a rate of more than one a day. If a breach occurs, the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights will investigate and ask for evidence of HIPAA compliance. Many small healthcare providers struggle to comply with all provisions of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. In the event of a breach or audit, those providers will be at risk of regulatory fines. Selarom helps companies secure their data and prevent data breaches. The company ensures that in the...

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Sublime Computer Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance Program Success
Jul01

Sublime Computer Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance Program Success

The Compliancy Group has announced that the Nashville, TN-based IT managed service provider Sublime Computer Services has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with all aspects of HIPAA. Sublime Computer Services was formed in 2008 and since been providing a range of IT services to small to medium sized businesses in the Nashville area and beyond, including many in the healthcare industry.  The company serves as a third-party IT department for its clients, and as such, its services involve contact with systems containing electronic protected health information (ePHI). As such, Sublime Computer Services must sign a business associate agreement with healthcare organizations and agree to comply with all requirements of HIPAA when providing its services and support. Any HIPAA compliance failure can potentially result in a financial penalty for healthcare organizations and their business associates. It is therefore important to ensure that no aspect of HIPAA has been missed. Sublime Computer Services was already providing services to...

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Compliancy Group Confirms TSP Technology Inc has Achieved HIPAA Compliance
Jun26

Compliancy Group Confirms TSP Technology Inc has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

Portland, OR-based TSP Technology provides a range of technology services to businesses, helping them to realize the benefits of new technologies without having to have the technical knowhow to implement those technologies. Naturally, in order to provide IT services to healthcare organizations, TSP Technology is likely to come into contact with private health information. As such, the company is considered a business associate and is required to enter into business associate agreements with healthcare organizations before its services can be provided. The business associate agreement confirms that TSP Technology is aware of its responsibilities under HIPAA Rules and agrees to comply with its provisions. TSP Technology was already providing services to healthcare companies and had signed business associate agreements with several healthcare companies. HIPAA training had been provided to staff, but it only covered the basics. ePHI was protected and key staff were aware of the allowable uses and disclosures of ePHI, but only a select number of employees had received training....

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Statewide Collection Service Confirmed HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group
Jun18

Statewide Collection Service Confirmed HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Statewide Collection Service is a full-service accounts receivable management firm and risk assessment provider serving the healthcare industry. The firm has recently completed the Compliancy Group’s Six Stage implementation process and has been awarded its HIPAA Seal of Compliance. Companies that do business with healthcare organizations whose products and services require contact with patient data are required to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. HIPAA sets standards to ensure patients’ protected health information is secured and remains private and confidential at all times. Statewide Collection Service was formed in 1981 and, as a reputable accounts receivable management firm, is committed to maintaining positive relationships with clients and ensuring any data provided remains private and confidential. Statewide Collection Service wanted to demonstrate it was in compliance with all federally mandated standards and had the technical, physical, and administrative safeguards in place to ensure every patient identifier was totally...

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How Phone.com Started as a HIPAA Business Associate
Jun12

How Phone.com Started as a HIPAA Business Associate

Getting started as a business associate and entering into the healthcare sphere can be a major challenge, but the potential rewards are considerable, as Phone.com discovered. Breaking into the Healthcare Industry Companies that provide services and products to healthcare clients that require contact with protected health information (PHI) are considered business associates under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. As such, they must implement policies and procedures to ensure they comply with HIPAA Rules, sign business associate agreements with HIPAA-covered entities, and need to ensure safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of any ePHI that they are provided with. For many businesses, having to comply with HIPAA stops them from expanding into this potentially very lucrative market. Not only is it necessary to commit resources to compliance, any failures could result in a considerable financial penalty. The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has recently confirmed that there are 10 aspects of HIPAA Rules which...

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HealthChampion has HIPAA Compliance Confirmed
Jun09

HealthChampion has HIPAA Compliance Confirmed

HealthChampion, a Chicago, IL-based electronic health app developer, has successfully completed a HIPAA assessment and has been confirmed as having met the requirements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act for its health records platform. HealthChampion empowers patients by giving them easy access to their health records. Health Champion gives patients control of their health information which allows them to take a more active role in their healthcare and obtain the information and medical services they need to help them achieve their health goals. The company believes that a patient should be able to gain access to their health information as easily as they can access their credit score. Companies that develop software solutions that interact with electronic protected health information are required to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA demands safeguards be implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information and contains numerous provisions related to the privacy and security of health data....

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Online Computers HIPAA Compliance Program Successfully Completed
Feb02

Online Computers HIPAA Compliance Program Successfully Completed

The Whippany, NJ-based specialist IT firm Online Computers LLC provides state-of-the-art IT support, services, and products to companies to help them get the most out of their technology investments. The company has more than 50 staff and supports more than 135 businesses and NPOs and provides the technology to support more than 10,000 end users. The company is now expanding into the healthcare sector and already provides services to a range of healthcare organizations. Before the company could provide a full range of IT services to the healthcare sector, it was first necessary to enter into business associate agreements with HIPAA-covered entities. Providing IT services means coming into contact with protected health information (PHI). As such, healthcare organizations would require the firm to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Rules. The process of becoming HIPAA compliant can be complicated for SMBs. Further, if mistakes are made, the consequences can be severe. State and federal regulators can issue significant fines for noncompliance. In order to...

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Houston MSP FelinePC Confirmed HIPAA Compliant
Jan25

Houston MSP FelinePC Confirmed HIPAA Compliant

Compliancy Group has awarded FelinePC the HIPAA Seal of Compliance after the successful completion of its compliance program. FelinePC is a managed service provider based in Houston, TX, which provides managed IT and IT support services to clients in the healthcare industry. Since those services require FelinePC to access systems that contain electronic protected health information, FelinePC is classed as a HIPAA business associate. As such, the company is subject to strict regulations and must ensure it keeps protected health information secured and meets its obligations under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Since the passing of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule in 2013, business associates of HIPAA-covered entities have a legal requirement, rather than a contractual requirement, to comply with HIPAA Rules. Business associates can be fined directly for HIPAA violations and the enforcement of compliance has increased significantly in recent years. Compliance is something that must be taken seriously. Navigating the complexities of HIPAA can be a major challenge for managed service...

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Carolina Innovative Research HIPAA Compliance Commitment Pays Off
Dec28

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,...

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HIPAA Quiz Launched by Compliancy Group
Sep26

HIPAA Quiz Launched by Compliancy Group

A new HIPAA Quiz has been launched by the Compliancy Group, which serves as a quick and easy free tool to assess the current state of HIPAA compliance in an organization.   Healthcare organizations that have implemented policies and procedures to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules may think that they are fully compliant with all provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. However, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) compliance audits and investigations into data breaches and complaints often reveal certain requirements of HIPAA have been missed or misinterpreted. OCR investigates all breaches of more than 500 records and so far in 2018, six financial penalties have been issued to HIPAA covered entities to resolve HIPAA violations. The average settlement/civil monetary penalty in 2018 is $1,491,166. State attorneys general also investigate data breaches and complaints and can also issue fines for noncompliance with HIPAA Rules. There have been five fines issued by state attorneys general in 2018 to resolve...

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The Compliancy Group Helps Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group Pass HIPAA Audit
Sep20

The Compliancy Group Helps Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group Pass HIPAA Audit

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights commenced the second round of HIPAA compliance audits late last year. The audit program consists of desk-based audits of HIPAA-covered entities and business associates, followed by a round of in-depth audits involving site visits. The desk audits have been completed, with the site audits put on hold and expected to commence in early 2018. Only a small number of covered entities have been selected to be audited as part of the second phase of compliance audits; however, covered entities that have escaped an audit may still be required to demonstrate they are in compliance with HIPAA Rules. In addition to the audit program, any HIPAA-covered entities that experiences a breach of more than 500 records will be investigated by OCR to determine whether the breach was the result of violations of HIPAA Rules. OCR also investigates complaints submitted through the HHS website. The first round of HIPAA compliance audits in 2011/2012 did not result in any financial penalties being issued, but that may not be the case for the...

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