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Compliancy Group has awarded FelinePC the HIPAA Seal of Compliance after the successful completion of its compliance program.
FelinePC is a managed service provider based in Houston, TX, which provides managed IT and IT support services to clients in the healthcare industry. Since those services require FelinePC to access systems that contain electronic protected health information, FelinePC is classed as a HIPAA business associate. As such, the company is subject to strict regulations and must ensure it keeps protected health information secured and meets its obligations under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
Since the passing of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule in 2013, business associates of HIPAA-covered entities have a legal requirement, rather than a contractual requirement, to comply with HIPAA Rules. Business associates can be fined directly for HIPAA violations and the enforcement of compliance has increased significantly in recent years. Compliance is something that must be taken seriously.
Navigating the complexities of HIPAA can be a major challenge for managed service providers that are looking to expand and take on healthcare clients. With a high risk of regulatory fines, it pays not to take chances. For this reason, FelinePC chose to work with Compliancy Group to ensure that it was fully compliant with all of the requirements of HIPAA.
Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches helped FelinePC on its compliance journey and its progress was tracked using the company’s compliance software solution – TheGuard. FelinePC has now completed the Compliancy Group Six Stage Implementation Program and has been given the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.
In addition to offering managed cybersecurity and other IT services, FelinePC is now helping healthcare organizations implement appropriate safeguards to keep patient data secured and provides assistance with HIPAA security audits.