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Sapphire Patient Care Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

The Chicago-based Durable Medical Equipment Provider (DME) and specialist therapeutic footwear, supplier Sapphire Patient Care, has had its HIPAA compliance program assessed and has been determined to be adhering to the necessary regulatory standards of the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and Omnibus Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the HITECH Act.

Compliance with the HIPAA Rules is a requirement for healthcare organizations that conduct transactions electronically and vendors that provide products and services to the healthcare industry that require content with individually identifiable protected health information.

To ensure compliance with all relevant provisions of the HIPAA Rules, Sapphire Patient Care partnered with Compliancy Group and used the company’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and tracked the compliance journey using Compliancy Group’s proprietary software solution, The Guard.

“Patient Care is not only in our company name, but also is one of our pillars.  We strive to provide the premier level of service that all patients deserve.  HIPAA is vital for patients because it requires healthcare providers, health plans, business associates, and healthcare clearinghouses to implement security measures to ensure sensitive health information remains private and confidential,” said Saad Chowdhryfounder of Sapphire Patient Care.

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After completing Compliancy Group’s 6-stage risk analysis and remediation process, Sapphire Patient Care’s HIPAA compliance program was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance experts who verified Sapphire Patient Care’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance and awarded the company the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

“As an industry-leading DME company, we have infinite potential liability for any HIPAA violations.  We are dedicated to the stringent HIPAA regulations related to security and privacy rules and work diligently and proactively to make sure our business partners and clients are safe,” said Chowdhry. “Our main goal is to support health systems and work alongside them to provide better patient outcomes. We are proud to play our part in HIPAA compliancy for the overall well-being of our patients.”

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.