COPS Monitoring Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has confirmed Williamstown, NJ-based COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of professional monitoring in the United States, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

The regulatory standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) govern the privacy, security, and integrity of sensitive healthcare data called Protected Health Information (PHI).

Any vendor of a HIPAA-covered entity whose products or services ‘touch’ PHI is classed as a business associate and is required by law to comply with certain provisions of the HIPAA Rules.

Many business associates of HIPAA-covered entities partner with Compliancy Group and use the company’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and proprietary compliance tracking software – The Guard – to demonstrate they are fully compliant with the appropriate standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

By completing Compliancy Group’s Implementation Program, COPS Monitoring demonstrated its adherence to the meticulous regulatory standards of the HIPAA Rules and the HITECH Act and, through the use of The Guard, showed the company can ensure continued compliance.

Compliancy’ Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts recognized COPS Monitoring’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance by awarding the company the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates COPS Monitoring has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of privacy and security.

“We have a profound respect for what it means to be a professional monitoring provider of millions of homes and businesses. Our dealers and customers place a tremendous amount of trust in us; not only for their physical security and wellbeing, but also to keep their data and personal information safe,” said COPS Monitoring president Jim McMullen. “In addition to protecting their data with state-of-the-art technology, we believe the independent verification of our HIPAA compliance is another step in the right direction to guarding our dealer and customer, and a valuable addition to our SOC 2 attestation.”

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.