Compliancy Group Announces Empowerment Through Technology & Education (ETTE) Has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

Empowerment through Technology & Education (ETTE) has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

ETTE is a minority-owned managed service provider (MSP) that offers IT technical support and consulting services to businesses in the Washington, DC area. The company is a Microsoft Silver Small Business and Cloud Accelerate partner that assists businesses with their digital transformation by offering a range of innovative cloud solutions, along with hardware and software support, remote monitoring and maintenance, and a host of other IT services.

As an MSP serving clients in the healthcare industry, ETTE is classed as a business associate and is required to comply with the standards of HIPAA. ETTE implemented policies and procedures to comply with HIPAA, along with safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of any protected health information accessible to the company through its solutions and services.

To ensure the company was fully compliant and no aspect of the HIPAA Rules had been overlooked, ETTE partnered with Compliancy Group and adopted its HIPAA compliance methodology and tracked its progress using Compliancy Group’s proprietary software solution – The Guard.

After completing that process, including Compliancy Group’s 6-stage risk analysis and remediation program, the company’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts. ETTE was confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and was fully compliant with all appropriate provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, Breach Notification Rules, and the requirements of the HITECH Act.

“Providing strong security protection for our clients is in our company DNA.  We are pleased to add a robust, HIPAA-compliant offering to our suite of IT services for the healthcare market,” said a spokesperson for ETTE.

Following the compliance assessment, Compliancy Group awarded ETTE the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future clients that ETTE is committed to compliance and safeguarding any protected health information accessible to the company through the provision of its services.

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.