Qmetis, a healthcare technology firm based in New York, was certified compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules for HIPAA business associates after successfully completing the 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation procedure of Compliancy Group.
Qmetis provides healthcare professionals with interactive quality assessment and quality assurance decision-support tools that are web-based. The tools enable medical centers, hospitals and physician’s clinics to reliably give evidence-based patient care. The tools are placed at the patient’s bedside and utilized in real-time helping make treatment decisions. Healthcare providers that have used the tools made it possible to improve results and lower costs.
Qmetis developed tools that interact with patient health data, so it is regarded as a business associate under HIPAA and needed to comply with HIPAA Regulations.
Qmetis already has a designed HIPAA compliance program, however in line with its accountability to compliance, the company worked with the Compliancy Group and made use of the proprietary software called The Guard to finish 6-stages of Risk Analysis and remediation procedure.
With the help of the HIPAA compliance coaches of Compliancy Group, Qmetis had guidance to undertake the compliance process using Compliancy Group’s software. The software program and the implementation plan had been carefully examined against the requirements of the law and had been found to meet federal NIST requirements.
After completion of the implementation plan, Qmetis had been confirmed as compliant with the requirements of the HITECH Act and all business associate specifications of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Omnibus Rules.
Qmetis successfully completed the implementation plan and its good faith efforts were rewarded with the Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.
Through the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, healthcare organizations are assured that a company is determined to meet and exceed the privacy and security standards required by the HIPAA. It also confirms that the company is serious about its compliance obligations and is determined to protect its clients’ data privacy.