Compliancy Group has certified that Macadamian Technologies has an efficient HIPAA compliance program in place and granted the company its HIPAA Seal of Compliance award.
Macadamian Technologies is a software design and development company based in Gatineau, QC. It is the maker of electronic health and connected medical device software programs designed to help provide better healthcare.
The products created by Macadamian Technologies get access to protected health information (PHI), therefore, the HIPAA categorizes the company as a business associate. So, the company needs to comply with the provisions of the HIPAA Security Rule and employ safety measures to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of PHI.
Although compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule isn’t compulsory for business associates of HIPAA-covered entities, Macadamian Technologies still should give sufficient guarantees to all covered entities that make use of its services and software programs that it fully complies with all relevant standards of the HIPAA Rules.
One way that organizations like Macadamian Technologies could give those guarantees to covered entities is by means of having HIPAA compliance certification by a third-party. So, Macadamian Technologies worked with Compliancy Group to ensure that the company is continually protecting the privacy and security of healthcare information.
Macadamian Technologies followed Compliancy Group’s tested HIPAA compliance method and utilized its compliance tracking software program called The Guard. After proving to be compliant by going through Compliancy Group’s 6-stage risk analysis and remediation system, Macadamian Technologies received the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, which signifies that the company has an efficient HIPAA compliance program in place.
With total HIPAA compliance, Macadamian can speed up new product releases for its customers in the U.S., according to Macadamian’s VP of Customer Solutions, Timon LeDain. In this age of digital transformation, more patient information are available online. By being HIPAA compliant, customers have a secure feeling that patient-data privacy and security is a major concern for Macadamian.
One of the software programs created for the healthcare industry is the Macadamian HealthConnectTM Platform-as-a-Service. This is utilized by consumers to speed up the advancement of digital health solutions that improve patient workflows and care. Using the Macadamian HealthConnectTM platform gives consumers the data privacy, security, traceability and availability that HIPAA requires for electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), stated LeDain. This is demonstrated in the Macadamian QSuite of COVID-19 risk mitigation tools. Though a lot of QSuite consumers don’t come under HIPAA’s Privacy Rules, they make use of a suite of tools created on the Macadamian HealthConnectTM platform intended to satisfy the best criteria of data privacy and security.