Accreditation ensures adherence to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements
FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Passport Health Communications Inc. announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s HIEAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Passport in areas of privacy and security, technical performance, business practices and organizational resources as it relates to health information exchange (HIE) policies and procedures. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
“As the industry moves toward health information technology adoption and exchanges more and more patient information electronically, an organization using the right policies, procedures and safeguards is a critical element to ensuring that the highest levels of protection are in place for all associated business partners and customers,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “To be classified amongst the EHNAC HIEAP-accredited organizations, Passport has met a high standard for privacy and security as it relates to consent, authorization, authentication, access and audit procedures.”
Passport is also fully accredited with EHNAC’s Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP). EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and indicates compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. The additional HIEAP certification reflects Passport’s commitment to maintaining the highest possible industry standards in HIE and to supporting its clients, as they approach the next phases of Meaningful Use.
“Our customers can be confident that our eCare® brand of revenue cycle solutions meet the highest levels of compliance with industry-established standards and regulations and, therefore, focus on their mission of delivering quality care,” said Scott MacKenzie, Passport’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Becoming the first vendor in our market space – revenue cycle management solutions – to receive EHNAC HIEAP accreditation illustrates our commitment to be proactive and meet the growing demands of integrating medicine and technology, just as our providers aspire to deliver the highest standard of care,” added MacKenzie. “EHNAC is well recognized for its progressive promotion of compliance with industry standards for health data processing across the diverse cross-section of healthcare stakeholders that utilize electronic health networks.”
About Passport Health Communications Inc.
Passport Health Communications Inc. creates software and solutions to enable hospitals and health care providers to improve business operations and secure payment for their services. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., the organization is among the nation’s fastest-growing Software-as-a-Service companies. Its eCare® brand of revenue cycle management solutions are available across multiple platforms and are delivered to one in three U.S. hospitals and more than 5,000 other health care facilities in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.passporthealthcommunications.com.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges and e-prescribing solution providers.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact [email protected].
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