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 HIPAA 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 HIPAA business associate.

“Integration Link is committed to ensure our healthcare provider, health plan, healthcare clearinghouse, and HIPAA business associate customers implement multiple safeguards to protect sensitive personal and health information,” explained Integration Link.  “That breeds a vast amount of accountability and responsibility for us all.”

To help differentiate its services and provide reassurances to prospective and existing clients of the staff’s knowledge of HIPAA and commitment to compliance, the company partnered with Compliancy Group. Using Compliancy Group’s proprietary software, The Guard, and assisted by its compliance coaches, Integration Link has demonstrated it has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program covering all aspects of HIPAA and HITECH Act provisions.

The successful completion of Compliancy Group’s HIPAA program has seen Integration Link awarded Compliancy Group’s ‘HIPAA Seal of Compliance.’ The Seal of Compliance demonstrates Integration Link has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all HIPAA-covered data stored on systems accessible to its staff.

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.