WellnessLiving Confirms HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

WellnessLiving, a leading provider of business management software for health and wellness businesses, has been confirmed as HIPAA compliant by Compliancy Group.

Any software provider that provides products that have potential to ‘touch’ PHI is classed as business associates under HIPAA and must ensure HIPAA-compliant policies and procedures are developed and followed and safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.

The Toronto, Canada-based software provider works closely with many healthcare providers and is aware of its responsibilities under HIPAA with respect to protected health information (PHI). When booking an appointment with a healthcare provider, patients or clients are required to input personal information such as their name, birth date, or email address. Since WellnessLiving processes and stores protected health information, HIPAA compliance is essential.

“Protecting our customer’s data is a responsibility we take very seriously,” said Len Fridman, co-founder and CEO of WellnessLiving. “We took the steps to re-certify our software platform with the Compliancy Group to verify we’re providing the most secure software platform – that is fully HIPAA compliant – to our customers that do business with healthcare providers, including fitness centers, health clubs, medical offices, medical spas, massage therapists, yoga studios, and personal trainers.”

Compliancy Group’s tried and tested proprietary HIPAA compliancy methodology was adopted by WellnessLiving and the company’s progress was tracked using Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software solution – The Guard – with assistance provided along that journey by Compliancy Group’s Compliance Coaches.

After completing the 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts assessed WellnessLiving’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance and awarded the software provider the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates a business has implemented an effective HIPA compliance program and has met all of the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Security Rule, Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

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.