Westerville, Ohio (PRWEB) March 22, 2010
Progressive Medical, Inc. (http://www.progressive-medical.com) announced today that it has successfully passed its inaugural Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) audit of business processes, procedures and policies related to pharmacy, medical equipment and supplies, home health services, transportation and language services and programs that are offered to its clients.
The company’s successful completion of the audit provides independent verification that it has well designed and effective controls in place to ensure the accuracy of transactions and privacy of the data being stored and transmitted.
“The SAS 70 process is valuable because it is an independent validation that we have designed and implemented appropriate controls to ensure that information is private and secure,” said Kevin Banion, president and COO.
According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), SAS 70 is widely recognized as one of the most stringent auditing standards for service organizations. SAS 70 audits and monitors controls over information technology and processes related to sensitive data, such as personal health information as defined by HIPAA. The audit includes the controls and processes involved in storing, handling and transmitting data securely. Controls may include: firewall configuration, database access, data transmissions, backup/recovery and security.
“At Progressive Medical, we pride ourselves in providing existing and prospective clients operational transparency regarding who we are, what we do, and the standards we hold ourselves to,” Banion said. “Passing the SAS 70 audit is a confirmation of all of that.”
About Progressive Medical, Inc.
Progressive Medical, through a national network, offers cost containment services and products to the workers’ compensation and auto no-fault insurance industries. Progressive Medical has invested more than 20 years of experience in developing innovative pharmacy management and ancillary solutions for its clients. By combining its clinical expertise with access to an expansive network of pharmacies, home health care services and medical equipment, Progressive Medical enables its clients to manage costs while providing quality care to injured parties.
Learn more at http://www.progressive-medical.com/12044.cfm or call 800.777.3574.