South Texas Children’s Dentistry Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

South Texas Children’s Dentistry has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA Compliance program by Compliancy Group.

South Texas Children’s Dentistry had taken steps to comply with the Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but to make sure that no aspect of HIPAA had been missed and to ensure continuing compliance, South Texas Children’s Dentistry sought assistance from Compliancy Group.

Compliancy Group has developed a compliance tracking solution called The Guard, which guides healthcare organizations and business associates through the intricacies of HIPAA compliance, covering all provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules and the HITECH Act. The company’s compliance coaches are on hand to assist clients with their compliance plans and the development of HIPAA-compliant policies, procedures and the adoption of best practices.

After using The Guard, clients complete Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process to reduce risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI and their good faith efforts toward HIPAA compliance are assessed by Compliancy Group.

After assessing South Texas Children’s Dentistry’s compliance program, Compliancy Group awarded the dental practice its HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future patients that the practice is committed to HIPAA compliance and is taking all reasonable steps to ensure any protected health information created, received, processed, or transmitted by the practice is protected and the privacy of patients is assured.

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.