Compliancy Group Announces MyWoundDoctor Inc. has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

MyWoundDoctor Inc. has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program by Compliancy Group and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all electronic protected health information recorded and transmitted by its telehealth mobile application.

MyWoundDoctor was founded in 2015 by Dr. Nick Sieveking, a board-certified, Stanford-trained plastic surgeon based in Nashville, TN. The company developed an easy-to-use telehealth mobile application that allows patients and their caregivers to record images of wounds and transmit them to physicians and certified wound care nurses.

MyWoundDoctor serves physicians, health plans, and patients with integrated and cost-reducing telehealth wound care applications and services, with the mobile application used for wound care management and for providing medical advice to caregivers and/or patients. MyWoundDoctor is licensed in more than 42 States for the treatment of wounds through telehealth services.

MyWoundDoctor collects wound measurements and other patient demographic and clinical data, so is classed as a business associate under HIPAA and must ensure electronic protected health information is secured at all times and patient privacy is protected.

“MyWoundDoctor exists to provide world-class wound care to patients and providers who need an innovative, cost-effective avenue for wound care.  Our main priority is to help patients heal and to do so in a safe and secure way. Protecting patient PHI by being HIPAA compliant is on the forefront of our mind in every decision we make. As the telehealth industry grows being HIPAA compliant will only become more vital,” explained MyWoundDoctor in a statement. “As we help heal patient’s wounds, we want all of our patients and providers to feel confident that MyWoundDoctor cares about PHI and will always strive to be HIPAA compliant in all our efforts.”

To ensure the company and its application and services were fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules, MyWoundDoctor partnered with Compliancy Group. MyWoundDoctor adopted Compliancy Group’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and compliance tracking software – The Guard. After completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process, MyWoundDoctor’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance was verified by Compliancy’ Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts and the company was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates MyWoundDoctor’s commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of healthcare data and shows the company has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

“The best thing we can offer a patient/provider through our business is comfort.  Comfort that they are receiving the best wound care protocols; comfort that they are receiving a cost-effective wound care solution; and comfort that PHI and ePHI will be protected through MyWoundDoctor operating as a HIPAA compliant business,” said MyWoundDoctor. “We chose the Compliancy Group because they were professional in their approach and organized through The Guard platform… Compliancy Group has saved us countless hours and is a cost-effective way at becoming HIPAA compliant.”

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.