MarineXchange Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

MarineXchange Software GmbH has achieved HIPAA compliance following the successful completion of Compliancy Group’s six stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process.

MarineXchange is the developer of the only enterprise software platform for the cruise industry. MXP365 incorporates a range of tools that allow cruise operators to effectively manage all aspects of cruise ship operations, both at the office and on-board cruise ships. The company’s employees now look after more than 30 cruise lines, with the software used on more than 300 cruise ships.

The MXP365 software solution is used to manage all cruise ship operations and, as such, comes into contact with the personal and protected health information of cruise ship passengers, so it is essential for the software to incorporate appropriate safeguards to protect that data and for company staff to be aware of their responsibilities with respect to HIPAA.

To ensure the company’s software, policies and procedures were fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, MarineXchange sought assistance from Compliancy Group.

Compliancy Group has developed a HIPAA compliance tracking solution called The Guard, which guides its clients through the intricacies of HIPAA Rules and helps to ensure that all requirements are met and appropriate safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of any PHI a company or its products interact with.

Using The Guard software solution, and assisted by Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches, MarineXchange Software was able to demonstrate it had implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. That program was verified by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA experts and MarineXchange’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance saw the company awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance confirms MarineXchange’s commitment to safeguarding personal and protected health information and is now being used to differentiate 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.