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The Compliancy Group has announced that the Nashville, TN-based IT managed service provider Sublime Computer Services has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with all aspects of HIPAA.
Sublime Computer Services was formed in 2008 and since been providing a range of IT services to small to medium sized businesses in the Nashville area and beyond, including many in the healthcare industry. The company serves as a third-party IT department for its clients, and as such, its services involve contact with systems containing electronic protected health information (ePHI).
As such, Sublime Computer Services must sign a business associate agreement with healthcare organizations and agree to comply with all requirements of HIPAA when providing its services and support.
Any HIPAA compliance failure can potentially result in a financial penalty for healthcare organizations and their business associates. It is therefore important to ensure that no aspect of HIPAA has been missed.
Sublime Computer Services was already providing services to healthcare clients and was aware of the requirements of HIPAA but wanted to confirm company-wide compliance.
In addition to ensuring the company was doing everything it should to comply with HIPAA, completing the Compliancy Group Implementation Program has helped the firm differentiate its services and better serve the healthcare industry.
“94% of covered entities failed their HIPAA audits; we do not want our clients to be among them,” said Adam Bell, President of Sublime Computer Services.
Completion of the six-stage implementation program confirms Sublime Computer Services is adhering to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Omnibus Rules, as well as the requirements of the HITECH Act. As such, its good faith efforts to comply with HIPAA have earned the firm the Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.