Koshland Pharm: Custom Compounding Pharmacy Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Koshland Pharm: Custom Compounding Pharmacy has been confirmed as being fully compliant with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Koshland Pharm is a San Francisco, California-based PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy that makes customized prescription medications. The company delivers exceptional quality products with a personalized experience for patients. Koshland Pharm transmits protected health information electronically, and is therefore classed as a covered entity under HIPAA and is required to comply with the HIPAA Rules.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive health care data called protected health information (PHI), which is any demographic healthcare-related information that can be used to identify a patient. Koshland Pharm chose Compliancy Group as its HIPAA compliance partner and used the company’s proprietary HIPAA methodology involving The Guard compliance tracking software.

“Because of our commitment to patient health, we chose to invest in the Guard’s HIPAA training system to make sure we are up-to-date with the absolute best practices in guaranteeing the privacy of our patients’ health information,” explained Peter Koshland, CEO, and Founder of Koshland Pharm.

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After completing Compliancy Group’s Six Stage HIPAA Implementation Program, Koshland Pharm was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts and was confirmed as having achieved compliance with the regulatory standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act, and was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, and it demonstrates to current and future patients that an organization is fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all PHI.

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.