For healthcare organizations, compliance with HIPAA is imperative in protecting data and avoiding fines. When these companies work with partners like a transactional print and mail company, they should only contract with a HIPAA-compliant printer.
In this episode of Ask the Experts, Information Security and Compliance Officer Dwight Springthorpe defined the benefits customers can expect when working with a HIPAA-compliant partner.
“You have assurances that certified auditors have reviewed their operations and are meeting the requirements of their security policies and procedures along with HIPAA. It gives you a good sense that this provider is taking care of your data and is a trustworthy partner,” Dwight explained.
HIPAA compliance relates to business associates that handle and use PHI (protected health information). Beyond reliable compliance, there are more benefits for organizations. They can achieve higher accuracy when their printing partner uses technology and processes to eliminate mis-mailing errors.
A HIPAA-compliant printer can also strengthen a healthcare organization’s business continuity because they’re working with a company with redundancy built into the process. As a result, SLAs (service level agreements) are met, and there’s no cause for concern about delivery. Learn more about the benefits of working with a compliant printer.