Qmetis Inc. Demonstrates HIPAA Compliant Status by Completing Compliancy Group HIPAA Risk Analysis Program

The NY-based healthcare technology company Qmetis has successfully completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has been confirmed as being in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules for HIPAA business associates.

Qmetis develops web-based interactive quality assessment and quality assurance decision-support tools for healthcare professionals. The tools help hospitals and medical centers, and physician’s offices consistently deliver evidence-based care to patients. The tools are used in real-time at a patient’s bedside and support treatment decisions. Healthcare organizations that have adopted the tools have been able to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

The tools developed by Qmetis interact with patient health information, so the company is considered a business associate under HIPAA and is required to comply with HIPAA Rules.

The company had already developed a HIPAA compliance program, but as part of its continuing commitment to compliance, the company partnered with the Compliancy Group and used The Guard software to complete it’s 6-stage Risk Analysis and remediation process.

Assisted by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance coaches, Qmetis was guided through the compliance process by Compliancy Group’s proprietary software – The Guard. The software and the implementation plan have been vetted against the letter of the law and have been confirmed as meeting federal NIST requirements.

Completion of the implementation plan has confirmed that Qmetis is in compliance with HITECH Act requirements and all business associate provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules.

Successful completion of the implementation plan and the good faith efforts of Qmetis to comply with federal regulations has seen the company issued with Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to healthcare organizations that a company is committed to meeting and exceeding federal standards for privacy and security and confirms the company takes its compliance obligations seriously and is committed to protecting the privacy of its clients’ data.

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.