When it comes to supporting people and communities in need, the right data can make all the difference. It can help aid groups and support agencies to identify early warning signs of distress, respond to interconnected challenges, and collaborate at scale.
When not appropriately protected, data can also put people at risk. Millions of people experience identity theft each year, while data breaches and online privacy have quickly become top priorities for organizations and ordinary people.
That’s why we are excited to announce that ECINS has taken all necessary steps to achieve compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). ECINS earned its Seal of ComplianceTM from Compliancy Group, reflecting our ongoing commitment to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI).
HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy and integrity of sensitive PHI, including individually identifiable healthcare-related information. If vendors who service healthcare clients come in contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.
HIPAA guidelines are enforced by The Department of Health and Human Services, but the agency does not provide or endorse HIPAA certification. Compliancy Group’s Seal of Compliance is a recognized third-party HIPAA compliance verification standard for healthcare professionals, vendors and IT professionals across the healthcare industry.
ECINS has completed Compliancy Group’s Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Rule and HITECH. Compliance Group has verified ECINS’ good faith effort to achieve HIPAA compliance through The GuardTM, Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA solution.
To achieve Compliancy Group’s HIPAA certification, ECINS completed several tasks, including:
- Security self-audits evaluating security standards, asset and device, physical site and security IT risk analysis
- Documentation of good faith effort to comply with the administrative, physical and technical safeguard requirements of the HIPAA security rule set forth in 45 CFR 164.308, 164.310, and 164.312, respectively
Compliancy Group issues the Seal of Compliance upon users’ completion of their HIPAA compliance program using The Guard. The Seal of Compliance verifies and validates that users of The Guard have made every effort to satisfy the HIPAA regulations and have the documentation to illustrate their efforts.
At ECINS, we are proud to be the world’s most collaborative case management system. We believe in the power of information to enable precise, impactful and sustainable collaboration. However, these priorities can’t come at the expense of data privacy or security.
Achieving HIPAA compliance demonstrates our commitment to both priorities. As clients and patients become more aware of data privacy and HIPAA compliance requirements, we hope that our efforts offer continued confidence in our ability to harness data and digital tools to improve the lives of vulnerable people and empower the practitioners who serve them.