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Speakap Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

The communication platform provider Speakap has announced it has achieved compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules with Compliancy Group.

Speakap has developed a communications platform that helps healthcare organizations communicate quickly and efficiently with their frontline staff, even if they do not have easy access to computers. Through a mobile app, healthcare organizations can maintain contact with deskless workers and communicate with the entire workforce through a desktop version of the app. The app is used by businesses in a wide range of industry sectors; however, in order to offer the communications solution to the healthcare industry, Speakap needed to ensure that its platform, policies, and procedures were in full compliance with HIPAA Rules.

Since the platform can be used to communicate ePHI, Speakap is classed as a business associate under HIPAA and must ensure administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are incorporated into its solution and the company fulfils its responsibilities with respect to HIPAA.

To ensure that the company was fully compliant, Speakap sought assistance from Compliancy Group. Using Compliancy Group’s proprietary software solution, The Guard, and assisted by its compliance coaches, the company successfully completed Compliancy Group’s 6-stage risk analysis and risk remediation process.

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Compliancy Group’s HIPAA experts have verified Speakap’s good faith efforts toward HIPAA compliance and have awarded the company its HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance confirms that Speakap has the safeguards, policies, and procedures in place and has developed and implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has met the necessary regulatory standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

“Speakap’s HIPAA compliance builds upon the company’s commitment to offer trusted and secure solutions that comply with the highest industry standards,” said Speakap CEO, Erwin Van Der Vlist. “We’re providing those who require HIPAA compliance the highest levels of trust and the peace of mind they deserve. The platforms we provide are backed by the extraordinary measures we take to deliver industry-leading 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.