The Valencia, CA-based information technology and software development firm, Big IT Inc., has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program by Compliancy Group.
Big IT is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) that offers a comprehensive range of IT services to businesses and government users across the United States. Providing IT and IT security services to clients in the healthcare industry requires access to systems that contain protected health information. Big IT is therefore classed as a business associate and must ensure compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules.
With HIPAA enforcement up 400% in recent years and a series of high-profile data breaches and multi-million-dollar settlements that have attracted national attention, the importance of HIPAA compliance for both IT service providers and their healthcare IT clients has never been more important.
To ensure the company’s compliance program was effective and no aspect of HIPAA compliance had been overlooked, Big IT partnered with Compliancy Group. Assisted by the company’s compliance coaches, and using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution, The Guard, Big IT was able to ensure compliance with all provisions of the HIPAA Rules.
After successfully completing Compliancy Group’s 6-stage HIPAA Risk analysis and remediation process, Big IT’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance saw the firm awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.
The HIPAA Seal of Compliance helps companies differentiate their services from the competition and demonstrates to healthcare organizations a strong commitment to HIPAA compliance. “We are proud to have achieved this milestone and look forward to offering HIPAA covered entities our superior brand of Information Technology and Software Development Services,” said Big IT’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Cormier.
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