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 Compliancy Group and completed its Six Stage Risk Analysis and remediation process.

Using Compliancy Group’s proprietary software, The Guard, and assisted by Compliancy Group Compliance Coaches, Direct Connect Computer Systems successfully completed the program and was awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance recognizes Direct Connect’s good faith efforts to comply with all HIPAA and HITECH Act requirements and confirms the company has met its regulatory obligations as a HIPAA business associate.

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.