Halifax County Public Health System Receives HIPAA Seal of Compliance Award

The Compliancy Group has already confirmed that Halifax County Public Health System (HCPHS) has enforced a good HIPAA compliance program.

HCPHS is under the North Carolina Public Health statewide system and supports and adds to the highest achievable level of health for the locals of Halifax County by means of programs linked to child health, environmental health, communicable disease, family planning, immunization, health education, maternal wellness, vital information, and WIC.

HCPHS has programs on community health, health services, disease prevention, and health campaign to keep communities healthy – not only individuals – from unwanted outcomes like communicable diseases, contaminated food and water, epidemics, and works every day to minimize the effect of oral and chronic diseases.

Protecting the privacy and security of sensitive information is very important to HCPHS, therefore HCPHS made the decision to work with Compliancy Group and make sure its policies and procedures were completely compliant with the standard requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The HIPAA compliance process set up by Compliancy Group enables HIPAA-regulated entities to systematically assure they comply with the HIPAA Rules and the HITECH Act. Compliancy Group’s exclusive software solution called The Guard is designed with a 6-stage risk analysis and remediation procedure to track the progress of HIPAA-regulated entities’ compliance journey. After finishing that process, the honest effort of its customers toward HIPAA compliance is evaluated by the HIPAA subject matter specialists of Compliancy Group.

After effectively completing that process, HCPHS was certified to be compliant with the regulatory standards required in the HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HITECH Act, and the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Therefore, HCPHS received the HIPAA Seal of Compliance award. This means HCPHS’s dedication to protecting the privacy and security of sensitive personal data and protected health information (PHI).