The IT and software development company, Big IT Inc. based in Valencia, CA, has received certification from the Compliancy Group for its implementation of an effective HIPAA compliance program.
Big IT as a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) provides an extensive selection of IT services to companies and government agencies throughout the United States. It is generally necessary for companies providing IT and IT security solutions to customers in the healthcare industry to access systems containing protected health information (PHI). Big IT is hence categorized as a business associate and needs to make sure that it complies with the HIPAA Security, Privacy, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules.
HIPAA compliance for IT service vendors and their healthcare IT customers is more important today than ever before. Just think about the 400% increase in HIPAA enforcement in recent years, the string of high-profile data breaches as well as the million-dollar settlements which have drawn nationwide attention.
Big IT wanted to make sure that its compliance program was reliable and that no component of HIPAA compliance was forgotten. In partnership with Compliancy Group, compliance coaches assisted Big IT in the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s exclusive HIPAA compliance tracking software, to assure that all terms of the HIPAA Rules are complied with.
Following the successful completion of the Compliancy Group’s 6-phase HIPAA Risk analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to recognize Big IT’s genuine effort to achieve HIPAA compliance.
The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates the company’s quality of service and how it stands out from the competition. It shows to healthcare companies the company’s strong dedication to ensuring HIPAA compliance. Chief Executive Officer Timothy Cormier of Big IT expressed the company’s excitement in achieving this milestone and its great pride in providing HIPAA covered entities with an outstanding brand of IT and software development services.