Office Ally Receives Electronic Health Network Accreditation – Privacy and HIPPA Compliance
Posted Nov 17 2009 10:01pm
Just last week Office Ally announced new information regarding their PHR, personal health records, and security and privacy is something that is on everyone’s mind today. With the EHNAC accreditation added, they have met the standards set forth so this goes forward to show the commitment to security and privacy. You can read more about the process here. View the post from last week at the link below on EHR, PHR and Clearing house services.
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Accreditation Ensures Compliance with Industry-Established Standards for All Health Data Processing and Transactions
VANCOUVER, Wash.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Office Ally, a true health information network, connecting patients, providers and payers, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and indicates compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Office Ally in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organizations’ process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
“EHNAC provides one of the most challenging yet vital accreditation processes in the nation,” notes Brian O’Neill, president of Office Ally. “If the healthcare industry is to ensure the widespread adoption of electronic data interchange (EDI) for healthcare data and enjoy the many benefits it provides, we must be able to assure the security of data transmissions. EHNAC’s accreditation recognizes Office Ally’s own rigorous standards and commitment to privacy.”
Office Ally offers a simple-to-use web-based integrated system that connects patients, providers, and payors with a range of services. This complete solution increases efficiency and enhances profitability—and most services are offered at no charge to providers. EHNAC reviewed Office Ally’s data submission practices for protected health information and found that all procedures met or exceeded all EHNAC criteria.
“Through EHNAC HNAP-EHN accreditation, Office Ally has demonstrated a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for its customers,” says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “We are honored to have Office Ally join our select group of HNAP-accredited organizations and congratulate them on this achievement.”
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, and e-Prescribing and other solution providers.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Office Ally:
Office Ally is a national full service medical claims clearinghouse and electronic connectivity company based in Vancouver, Washington. The company offers effective free or low-cost IT services that help to lower health care costs and provide more efficiencies for physicians, payors, and patients, including medical claims filing, practice management, electronic medical records, and personal health records systems. For more information, visit www.officeally.com or call (866) 575-4120.