The regulatory standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act see to it that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of healthcare data and safeguard the privacy of patients.
Vendors that supply healthcare clients must ensure they are fully compliant with HIPAA laws, but achieving all of the requirements of HIPAA can be difficult. There is also no margin for mistakes. Stiff penalties can be sanctioned on business associates if they are found not to have adhered with any part of HIPAA.
When SAR Technology Group shifted into the healthcare sector it soon became apparent that it was necessary to achieve HIPAA compliance inside the group.
SAR Technology Group. said: “Originally, we were planning to go through the process ourselves without external help. Soon it became evident this was not feasible as we lacked the expertise and knowledge to navigate the complex HIPAA laws. After performing extensive research on companies providing HIPAA compliance services, and speaking to a few, we chose Compliancy Group as a partner. Their solution by far was the most comprehensive and easy to use and it was built with the end user in mind.”
Compliancy Group has established a proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution labelled The Guard that partners can use to guide them through creating a strong HIPAA compliance program. The Guard simplifies the compliance process and ensures no element of HIPAA is missed. Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches are also available to assist partners with their compliance efforts and answer any questions they have about any element of HIPAA law.
SAR Technology Group said: “[Compliancy Group] simplified the process and most importantly provided a solution to a problem we had in an affordable and truly achievable way”.
After putting in place an effective compliance program, Compliancy Group’s compliance experts reviewed SAR Technology Group’s good faith efforts to adhere with HIPAA. After confirming all aspects of HIPAA laws had been met, SAR Technology Group was awarded Compliancy Group’s ‘Seal of Compliance’.
The Seal of Compliance is assisting SAR Technology Group to bring in new customers and expand its offerings to healthcare groups. “We have combined the services Compliancy Group offers with a full and comprehensive suite of IT services which meet and exceed HIPAA requirements, extending Compliancy Group’s offer of Compliance-as-a-Service to add IT-as-a-service.”