Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Illinois, Inc. has been confirmed as having met the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Privacy, and Breach Notification Rules, and all requirements of the HITECH Act.

SIDS of Illinois is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the prevention of sudden, unexpected infant death. This is achieved through educational programs for families, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, childcare providers, and the general public. SIDS of Illinois also provides bereavement services to families and others who have experienced the tragedy of a sudden, unexpected infant death.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work conducted by SIDS of Illinois, and the types of information collected, maintained, stored, and transmitted, compliance with the HIPAA Rules is essential. It is also important to be able to demonstrate compliance through HIPAA certification.

To ensure compliance with all aspects of HIPAA, SIDS of Illinois partnered with Compliancy Group and chose its HIPAA Seal of Compliance as certification demonstrating its commitment to compliance and the privacy and security of client data.

“HIPAA Certification is critically important to the mission of Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Illinois, Inc. Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that all of our staff can confidently provide Infant Safe Sleep education, and bereavement support to those families who have experienced the death of an infant,“ said Nancy Maruyama, RN, BSN, NCBF, Executive Director, SIDS of Illinois.

Compliancy Group has confirmed that SIDS of Illinois has successfully completed the Six Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and Remediation process, using Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software (The Guard).

“We are proud of the work we do and the services we provide to all residents of Illinois. In working with Compliancy Group’s experts, we can show that we continue to be HIPAA compliant and protect all sensitive information from and regarding our constituency,” said Maruyama. “Compliancy Group coaches walked us through the steps needed to complete the certification process. I would recommend Compliancy Group to any entity, especially non-profit organizations, as the best way to become Certified HIPAA Compliant.”

After successfully completing the 6-stage compliance process, Compliancy Group awarded SIDS of Illinois the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, demonstrating to clients, patients and others that SIDS of Illinois has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of sensitive 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.