Posted By HIPAA Journal on Apr 13, 2022
The customizable telehealth solution provider, Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc., has recently demonstrated HIPAA compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.
Vendors who service health care clients who come into contact with PHI in any way must be HIPAA compliant. Policies and procedures must be implemented, maintained, and followed to ensure the privacy of protected health information, and administrative, physical, and technical safeguards implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.
To ensure that no aspect of compliance was overlooked, Let’s Talk Interactive partnered with Compliancy Group and used the firm’s proven HIPAA methodology to ensure adherence to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act, with progress along that compliance journey tracked using Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software solution – The Guard.
“At Let’s Talk Interactive, we have a bedrock commitment to making sure our patients’ private health care information stays private,” said Arthur Cooksey, chairman and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive. “That extends from our leading-edge telehealth technology itself to the people at all levels of our company. Our clients demand it, our patients deserve it, and working with Compliancy Group ensures that we will continue to do just that.”
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After completing that process, which included a six-stage risk analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group verified Let’s Talk Interactive’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance and awarded the company the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is awarded to companies that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future clients that Let’s Talk Interactive is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of healthcare data.
“Let’s Talk Interactive chose Compliancy Group for its comprehensive approach, ensuring companies perform security risk assessments, employee awareness training, and management of business associate agreements. By working with Compliancy Group to achieve HIPAA compliance, we provide peace of mind to patients and confidence to our clients and partners,” said Cooksey. “It allows us to stand out from much of the industry and aligns with our commitment to excellence in everything we do.”
Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.
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