FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, commended PokitDok for achieving HITRUST CSF™ Certification. EHNAC served as the Approved HITRUST CSF™ Assessor during the process and confirmed how PokitDok has met or exceeded all critical healthcare regulations and requirements within the HITRUST CSF™ Certification.
The HITRUST CSF™ addresses a multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations to comply with healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH), third-party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC) regulations and standards.
“The PokitDok platform transacts with several hundred third-party applications, so protecting the patient data within our care is paramount,” said Ted Tanner, Jr., co-founder & CTO of PokitDok. “By having EHNAC’s guidance to facilitate successful third-party assessments – first through the EHNAC accreditation process and now as an Approved Assessor for HITRUST – we’re able to instill confidence in our customers and partners.”
In addition to the HITRUST CSF™ Certification, PokitDok also attained accreditations for two EHNAC programs – Outsourced Services for Health Information Exchanges (OSAP-HIE) and Cloud-Enabled Services (CEAP). As an Approved HITRUST CSF™ Assessor, EHNAC is the only organization that can provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF™ Certification.
“EHNAC commends PokitDok for its continual commitment to attain the highest levels of compliance with privacy standards and security controls,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “With the ongoing transition toward value-based care, healthcare has never been more competitive, and market leaders recognize how third-party assessments can help them assure stakeholder trust.
“In the past two years, we’ve built a strong partnership with HITRUST™. This alliance is helping organizations like PokitDok to reduce cost and redundancy when obtaining both HITRUST CSF™ certification and accreditation from EHNAC’s 18 stakeholder-specific programs.”
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 accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators. The Commission is an Approved HITRUST CSF™ Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF™ certification.
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, contact email@example.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
PokitDok provides a platform-as-a-service that enables healthcare organizations to quickly bring modern commerce experiences to market. From identity management and scheduling to claims processing and payment optimization, PokitDok offers unmatched speed to market and scalability across the healthcare value chain. PokitDok maintains trading partner agreements with health insurers and payers that enable data access to more than 4,900 plans and affiliates, representing 94 percent the U.S. covered population. PokitDok is based in San Mateo, CA and Charleston, SC and powers DokChain, blockchain for healthcare.
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