Podium Receives HIPAA Seal of Compliance

The software-as-a-Service company Podium based in Lehi, UT offering business text messaging services for local companies has been certified as HIPAA compliant by Compliancy Group.

Podium is redefining how patients connect with their local healthcare companies. Using Podium’s powerful business text messaging system, healthcare companies could send a message to patient leads and present patients, take advantage of bulk text messaging for giving necessary updates, acquire google ratings, gather NPS reviews, as well as get payments. More than 100,000 companies currently use the platform.

Whenever vendors offer products or services to healthcare companies that involve getting access to protected health information (PHI), vendors are categorized as business associates as per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and need to adhere to selected conditions of the HIPAA Regulations. Because of the nature of the data gathered and sent using the Podium text messaging system, HIPAA compliance is important. To be sure the company and system were completely HIPAA compliant, Podium worked with Compliancy Group.

Podium followed the HIPAA compliance method of Compliancy Group and monitored the developments in their compliance journey using Compliancy Group’s exclusive HIPAA software program called The Guard. As soon as the process, which comprises 6 stages of risk analysis and remediation process, is completed, Podium’s hard work in its HIPAA compliance was evaluated by the HIPAA subject matter professionals of Compliancy Group, and got the award of HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

With the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, Podium is showing to present and future healthcare customers that it has accomplished Compliancy Group’s implementation plan and has satisfied all of the regulatory requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, Privacy Rule, Omnibus Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and the HITECH Act that are applicable to HIPAA business associates, and showed the company had carried out an efficient continuing program to make sure ongoing HIPAA Rules compliance.