Curogram Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

The texting and telemedicine platform provider Curogram has demonstrated its commitment to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules with Compliancy Group and has been determined to have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

Curogram’s patient-centric healthcare messaging platform helps optimize medical offices’ front desks by automating time-consuming tasks, streamlining processes, improving communication, and creating efficiencies that benefit providers, staff, and patients.

The vendors of text messaging platforms that are used to create, store, or transmit protected health information are considered business associates under HIPAA and are therefore obliged to comply with certain provisions of the HIPAA Rules and must ensure safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information (PHI).

HIPAA-covered entities that uses these platforms have a responsibility to ensure that any PHI provided to these platform providers or is otherwise made available to them through the use of their platform is protected at all times and must enter into business associate agreements with the platform vendor.

Curogram is committed to HIPAA compliance and recently partnered with Compliancy Group to ensure that the company and its platform are fully compliant with all appropriate aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

Curogram adopted Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance methodology and tracked its progress using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance software solution – The Guard. Curogram successfully completed Compliancy Group’s 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation program and its HIPAA compliance program was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts.

Compliancy Group has confirmed that Curogram has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program, is fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules, and is committed to HIPAA compliance moving forward.

Curogram was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, which demonstrates to current and future clients that the company has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of any PHI entered, received, stored, or transmitted through its platform.

“Earning the Compliancy Group’s Seal of Compliance demonstrates our commitment to HIPAA compliance. In addition to providing secure patient communications options including 2-way texting, automated appointment reminders, and telemedicine services, we aim to lead the healthcare industry by example,” said Curogram COO, Michael Hsu.

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.