Published on September 21, 2012 at 2:54 AM
Health information network Availity today announced it has achieved
renewed accreditation with the Electronic Healthcare Network
Accreditation Commission, a non-profit standards development
organization and accrediting body that recognizes excellence in health
data processing and transactions.
"With recent changes in legislation and compliance requirements, this is
a crucial time for healthcare networks to ensure that they're adhering
to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality," said
Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC.
To achieve renewed accreditation in the commission's Healthcare Network
Accreditation Program, Availity submitted to an extensive independent
evaluation of its business and adherence to the highest level of
industry standards and federal regulations. The commission evaluated
Availity in areas of privacy measures, systems availability, security
infrastructure, and process of managing and transferring protected
Availity first achieved accreditation from EHNAC in 2008, when it
received a near-perfect score on assessments and site reviews.
"We take great pride in our EHNAC accreditation and achieving the high
standards that it requires," said Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity.
"Availity continues to be committed to performing at the highest levels
in the health care technology business, to meet the changing demands of
our national health care landscape."