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ProtoLytic, LLC Verified as HIPAA-Compliant by Compliancy Group

ProtoLytic, LLC, the Tampa, FL-based developer of decision support tools for medical cost management, has been confirmed as HIPAA-compliant by Compliancy Group.

ProtoLytic tools are used by healthcare providers to develop treatment plans for patients using evidence-based guidelines and demographic data to help claims adjusters process referrals and medical service requests and reduce time to quality of care. The company has also developed a predictive modelling information system to determine the treatment and medical services patients with specific health conditions are likely to need.

These software solutions naturally come into contact with electronic protected health information (PHI). Consequently, ProtoLytic is classed as a business associate under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. In addition to entering into a business associate agreement (BAA) with HIPAA-covered entities, ProtoLytic is must ensure safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI and the company and its employees must adhere to the regulatory standards of the HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules.

ProtoLytic is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all client information and had already implemented its HIPAA compliance program. To take its compliance efforts to the next level, ProtoLytic partnered with Compliancy Group.

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Assisted by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance coaches and using the company’s proprietary web-based compliance software solution, The Guard, ProtoLytic successfully completed the 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and Remediation Process and its good faith compliance efforts were verified as meeting the necessary standards of HIPAA that apply to business associates.

Following the successful completion of the program, Compliancy Group awarded ProtoLytic the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future Protolytic clients that the company is committed to privacy, security, and compliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act, thus helping the firm differentiate its services.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.