Horizon Information Systems, Inc. Receives the HIPAA Seal of Compliance

Horizon Information Systems, Inc based in Johnstown, PA, a software solutions developer serving human service and community action organizations, has received its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance approval from the Compliancy Group.

Horizon Information Systems develops human services software solution that accesses protected health information (PHI), therefore the provider is categorized as a business associate and needs to comply with some HIPAA Rules provisions.

The software of Horizon Information Systems is developed to manage sensitive information that belongs to real persons and reputable companies that want adequate protection. As technology develops, additional efforts are necessary to improve personal and health information.

To make sure the company is in full compliance with all necessary facets of the HIPAA Rules, Horizon Information Systems worked with Compliancy Group. Using Compliancy Group’s exclusive HIPAA compliance tracking software, The Guard, the company successfully progressed toward compliance.

After going through Compliancy Group’s Six Stage HIPAA Implementation Plan, the HIPAA experts and compliance coaches at Compliancy Group evaluated Horizon Information Systems’ honest effort in getting HIPAA compliance and affirmed that the company had put in place a good HIPAA compliance program.

After showing compliance with the required regulatory specifications of the HIPAA Security, Privacy, Breach Notification Rule, the HITECH Act, and the Omnibus Rules, Horizon Information Systems received the HIPAA Seal of Compliance award from Compliancy Group.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance proves to present and future clients that a company is determined to make sure to protect the privacy and security of PHI and has completed the steps required to confirm HIPAA compliance.

Having the HIPAA Seal of Compliance is one of Horizon Information Systems’ primary goals. It shows that Horizon Information Systems, Inc. is attentive to the protection of sensitive data and PHI. Horizon thinks that purposeful training does not just focuses on the how of compliance, it also teaches the why of securing the information that its software manages. Horizon provides an range of programs in the sectors of Business Operations,
Housing, and Human Services. Horizon workers are taught to value the sensitivity of the information kept in these programs, and they are carefully trained in best practice strategies of safeguarding users and the company from any potential risks.