Direct Connect Computer Systems, Inc., the technology solution provider based in Cleveland, OH, has proven that it is surely Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant.
Under HIPAA, firms offering technology solutions and services to healthcare organizations that necessitate access to electronic protected health information (ePHI) are considered as ‘business associates.
Business associates of HIPAA covered entities need to guarantee they are absolutely in compliance with the HIPAA Security, Privacy, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules. They are required to make certain the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of ePHI all the time. Business associates will be penalized with substantial fines should they are proven to have broken the HIPAA Regulations.
Before offering products and services to healthcare companies, businesses should present sensible guarantees that they are in full compliance with HIPAA Rules. To enable Direct Connect Computer Systems, Inc to give those guarantees and show that it is committed to protecting data privacy and security, the company worked with Compliancy Group to complete the 6-Stage Risk Analysis and remediation procedure.
The Compliancy Group’s exclusive software called The Guard was used by Direct Connect Systems with the help of Compliancy Group’s Compliance Coaches. After successfully completing the program, Direct Connect Computer Systems received the award given by Compliancy Group – the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.
With the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, the good faith efforts of Direct Connect Systems in seeking to comply with all the requirements of the HIPAA and HITECH Act are recognized. It is thus confirmed that the company has satisfactorily met the HIPAA business associate responsibilities.