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Compliancy Group Confirms TeleVine Therapy has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

New Philadelphia, OH-based TeleVine Therapy has been independently verified as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

TeleVine Therapy is an award-winning provider of speech and language therapy services to individuals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and surrounding communities and school districts. The company was established in September 2014 by speech-language pathologist Tara Vining and provides a range of services including speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and orofacial myofunctional therapy to clients of all ages.

TeleVine Therapy is a HIPAA-covered entity and is therefore required to meet the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To ensure that the company and its staff were fully compliant with the requirements of the HITECH Act and the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules, TeleVine Therapy partnered with Compliancy Group.

TeleVine Therapy adopted Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and tracked progress using Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software solution – The Guard. After completing that process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts assessed TeleVine Therapy’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance.

The company was found to have identified and addressed risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ protected health information and had implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

TeleVine Therapy was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, which demonstrates TeleVine Therapy’s commitment to patient privacy and data security and helps the company differentiate its services.

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Compliancy Group Confirms Send Mammogram Has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has confirmed that Send Mammogram has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is compliant with the federally-mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Send Mammogram is an innovative digital healthcare technology platform that empowers women to request prior mammograms for comparison before breast cancer screening appointments. Through the Send Mammogram platform, patients are digitally connected to mammography providers and can request and share breast health images through the mobile app and dedicated enterprise mammography image-sharing platform.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive health care data called protected health information (PHI). Healthcare providers and their business associates must ensure that safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI and patient privacy is assured.

“HIPAA is critical to Send Mammogram due to the sensitive nature of the images and information being electronically transferred on behalf of patients. The secure mobile and web platform allows patients to request their mammograms and other breast health images digitally, to be sent to mammography providers or directly to themselves. This empowers women to have their previous mammograms available for comparison, leading to more decisive results and courses of care if needed,” said Send Mammogram’s Founder and CEO Tillata Gibson. “The digital image-sharing focus of the innovative platform, which includes patient information, makes it essential that Send Mammogram is upholding the highest level of security and privacy for patients.”

To ensure that Send Mammogram is fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules, the company partnered with Compliancy Group. Send Mammogram used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology and The Guard compliance tracking software to ensure HIPAA compliant policies and procedures were implemented and PHI was safeguarded.

After completing Compliancy Group’s six-stage implementation program, Send Mammogram’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance was assessed and the company was awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.  The HIPAA Seal of Compliance confirms that Send Mammogram is adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act.

“Send Mammogram is a new yet critical service for all women, and we are committed to upholding the same high standards of patient privacy, security, and integrity as every other provider in the health care system” said Gibson. “We’re proud to have achieved compliance and look forward to furthering our mission of aiding women’s breast health by safely and efficiently sharing their critical mammography history.”

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The Speech Paradigm LLC Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that The Speech Paradigm LLC has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules.

Alexandria & Shawn Guthreau founded The Speech Paradigm to provide effective in-home language therapy sessions for children in New Jersey to make a significant difference in their lives. Alexandria & Shawn have firsthand experience raising a child with autism spectrum disorder who is non-verbal, and discovered there were very few specialists in the New Jersey area that could provide language therapy.

As a provider of language therapy, The Speech Paradigm is required to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Rules and to ensure full compliance, assistance was sought from Compliancy Group.

Compliancy Group has developed a tried and tested HIPAA compliance methodology that HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates can follow to ensure all requirements of the HIPAA Rules are satisfied. Clients can follow this methodology to simplify HIPAA compliance, and track their progress using Compliancy Group’s proprietary software solution – The Guard.

“Working with Compliancy Group has turned managing HIPAA into a seamless process for us. We have always questioned our interpretation of the regulations. The Compliance Group is the best in the business and helped us systematize the process and made it easy to understand. That makes sure our entire organization has a clear understanding of what we need to do in order to protect our patient’s information. It has also saved us a lot of time that we can now dedicate to our patients.”

After successfully completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts assessed The Speech Paradigm’s good faith effort to achieve HIPAA compliance and awarded the practice the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates The Speech Paradigm’s commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of patient data and helps The Speech Paradigm differentiate their services.

“Our commitment to protecting our patients’ information is one of the ways we show our dedication to our patients,” said Alexandria Guthreau. “We could never guarantee the high level of compliance we currently have without the expertise the Compliancy Group provides. They have helped us ensure that we have no gaps in our organization.”

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Compliancy Group Helps Team Keep Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced Team Keep has achieved compliance with the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Team Keep is a nonprofit organization that has developed a secure online document storage solution for the homeless. The service can be used to store identification documentation to facilitate applications for government services and aid.

One of the most common reasons why the homeless are unable to receive benefits and apply for jobs is a lack of identification documents. The Team Keep application – Keep.id – aims to eliminate this barrier and help individuals escape the cycle of homelessness.

“HIPAA matters to us at Team Keep because it is the federal standard for protecting client information and it is important that all of our workforce is not only aware of the standards set under HIPAA but also practice good discretion for client PHI,” said Team Keep.

Since the Keep.id solution is used to store documentation that contains sensitive information, safeguards must be implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that information. To ensure that appropriate privacy and security measures were implemented, and risks and vulnerabilities to sensitive data were identified and managed, Team Keep sought assistance from Compliancy Group.

Team Keep used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology and The Guard compliance tracking software solution to ensure its Keep.id application and policies and procedures were in line with HIPAA standards.

“Even if one of our volunteers does not work directly on the Keep.id application code, it is important that our entire team undergoes HIPAA training and maintains good security of their devices and workspaces,” explained Team Keep. “Given the nature of our application, asking the homeless to upload their identification documents, it is essential that not only is the site secure but also that all our members practice as if they do have access to client information.”

After completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group awarded Team Keep the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates Team Keep has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is fully committed to protecting the privacy and security of sensitive data.

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COPS Monitoring Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has confirmed Williamstown, NJ-based COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of professional monitoring in the United States, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

The regulatory standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) govern the privacy, security, and integrity of sensitive healthcare data called Protected Health Information (PHI).

Any vendor of a HIPAA-covered entity whose products or services ‘touch’ PHI is classed as a business associate and is required by law to comply with certain provisions of the HIPAA Rules.

Many business associates of HIPAA-covered entities partner with Compliancy Group and use the company’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and proprietary compliance tracking software – The Guard – to demonstrate they are fully compliant with the appropriate standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

By completing Compliancy Group’s Implementation Program, COPS Monitoring demonstrated its adherence to the meticulous regulatory standards of the HIPAA Rules and the HITECH Act and, through the use of The Guard, showed the company can ensure continued compliance.

Compliancy’ Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts recognized COPS Monitoring’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance by awarding the company the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates COPS Monitoring has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of privacy and security.

“We have a profound respect for what it means to be a professional monitoring provider of millions of homes and businesses. Our dealers and customers place a tremendous amount of trust in us; not only for their physical security and wellbeing, but also to keep their data and personal information safe,” said COPS Monitoring president Jim McMullen. “In addition to protecting their data with state-of-the-art technology, we believe the independent verification of our HIPAA compliance is another step in the right direction to guarding our dealer and customer, and a valuable addition to our SOC 2 attestation.”

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Custom Internet Services LLC Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Winfield, KS-based Custom Internet Services LLC, an Information Technology solution provider serving small- and medium-sized businesses and organizations, has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program by Compliancy Group.

Custom Internet Services provides a range of IT services including cybersecurity, data protection, data backup, networking, web systems, and training. Many of the services provided to healthcare organizations and their business associates involves access to systems that contain protected health information. Custom Internet Services is therefore classed as a business associate and is required to comply with certain provisions of the HIPAA Rules.

To ensure the company was fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules, Custom Internet Services partnered with Compliancy Group. Compliancy Group has developed a comprehensive implementation program that simplifies compliance with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules and those of the HITECH Act.

Custom Internet Services completed the implementation process and tracked progress toward compliance using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution, The Guard.  After completing that process and identifying and mitigating potential risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts verified Custom Internet Services’ good faith effort to achieve HIPAA compliance and awarded the company its HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates a company’s commitment to data security and compliance with the HIPAA Rules and helps companies differentiate their services.

“Maintaining the security of our clients’ data is of the highest importance. Our team has worked very diligently to achieve this validation. We’re pleased to offer this enhanced capability to our clients,” said Steve Strom, Owner of Custom Internet Services.

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Compliancy Group Helps Miiskin Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Miiskin has taken all necessary steps to prove its good faith effort to achieve compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules.

Miiskin is an app and teledermatology platform provider whose solution is currently used by more than 500,000 individuals around the world to track skin changes. The smartphone-based app empowers users to closely monitor the health of their sin and provide their physicians with essential health information during check-up appointments.

The platform uses the latest machine learning, computer-vision and augmented reality to empower users to identify new moles and perform self-examinations to determine changes to existing moles and accelerate diagnosis of skin cancer.

Since the app is used to collect, store, and transmit protected health information, Miiskin is classed as a business associate and is required to comply with certain provisions of the HIPAA Rules.

To ensure that the platform and Miiskin’s policies and procedures were fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules, the company partnered with Compliancy Group. Using Compliancy Group’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology, and tracking progress toward HIPAA compliance using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA solution (The Guard), Miiskin successfully demonstrated the company was in compliance with all appropriate provisions of the HIPAA Rules.

“Compliancy Group’s process was much simpler and quicker than I expected. As a SaaS provider, that doesn’t work with paper PHI, the process was further simplified. Their guided support gave me confidence in my compliance – especially as a European company, with no prior HIPAA knowledge. I couldn’t find anything about the process, or the materials, that I disliked,” said Jon Friis, founder of Miiskin.

After completing Compliancy Group’s 6-stage risk analysis and remediation process, the company’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance was assessed and Compliancy Group awarded Miiskin the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future clients and app users that the company is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of protected health information and has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

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Warwick, RI-based Brightside Behavioral Health Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has confirmed that Warwick, Rhode Island-based Brightside Behavioral Health has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

Brightside Behavioral Health provides high quality behavioral health services to support individuals and families in Rhode Island communities through awareness, education, and the treatment of behavioral health issues.

As a provider of mental health services, Brightside Behavioral Health is required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Rules.  The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules limit uses and disclosures of protected health information and require all HIPAA-covered entities and business associates to implement safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. PHI is any demographic healthcare-related information that can be used to identify a patient.

“We work very hard to provide the best mental healthcare services to our clients and a part of that is to do everything we can to protect our client’s personal healthcare information,” said Brightside Behavioral Health Clinical Director Hallie Fleischman. “Our team at Brightside Behavioral Health considers HIPAA to be a critical best practice. We can only provide the highest quality of healthcare to our clients when implementing and practicing HIPAA guidelines.”

Establishing and maintaining an effective HIPAA compliance program can be a challenge for healthcare providers and their business associates, and many choose to seek assistance from third-party compliance experts to ensure they are fully compliant with all provisions of the HIPAA Rules.

Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance to allow healthcare professions to confidently run their practice. Compliancy Group has developed a proven, easy to follow HIPAA compliance methodology and clients are able to track their progress toward compliance using Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software, The Guard.

“Within our organization we strive to provide the highest quality of mental healthcare. We do this by partnering with likeminded mental healthcare providers and by establishing a best practices culture,” said Fleischman. “HIPAA was established to protect personal healthcare information and we take this very seriously. We reached out to Compliancy Group to help us incorporate a best practice, that when followed provides the best security and privacy we can provide to our clients.”

After completing Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program and implementing best practices to ensure continued compliance, Compliancy Group awarded Brightside Behavioral Health the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future Brightside Behavioral Health clients that the practice is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of their protected health information and helps the practice differentiate its services.

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KeyReply Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced the enterprise SaaS AI chatbot software provider KeyReply has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

KeyReply is a cloud- and on-premise chatbot and conversational AI solution for the healthcare and insurance industries. The solution automates customer service and support tasks and improves the customer experience, assisting with transactions and triaging, knowledge management and patient servicing, among other processes.

“In developing chatbot and conversational AI solutions for healthcare institutions, KeyReply often deals with sensitive data of patients, customers and organizations including the personal identity information, electronic health records, health related queries, clinical processes and workflows and diagnosis, among others. KeyReply is committed to making sure that such data is protected using advanced 256-bit encryption and DDoS protection and HIPAA compliance is yet another important validation in this regard,” explained KeyReply.

To ensure that no aspect of HIPAA compliance was missed and to verify existing policies and procedures were fully compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules and the requirements of the HITECH Act, KeyReply partnered with Compliancy Group.

KeyReply used Compliancy Group’s proven 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process and tracked its progress using “The Guard” HIPAA compliance tracking software, assisted along the way by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance coaches.

After successfully completing the process, KeyReply’s good faith effort towards HIPAA compliance was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance subject matter experts and the company was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future customers that KeyReply is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of protected health information and is a HIPAA-compliant chatbot solution provider.

“Our chatbot and conversational AI solutions are trusted by the top healthcare institutions, their patients and our partners. This certification of HIPAA compliance has eliminated any last concerns they might have had in adopting chatbot solutions and has given them one more reason to be confident in sharing patient and user data,” said KeyReply.

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