UbiCare and PKH Enterprises Partner for Secure Access to Health Information

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UbiCare, an award-winning digital healthcare communications and technology company, and PKH Enterprises, a professional services firm helping clients address policy and technology issues, have formed a partnership.

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Hospital administrators should not have to wonder if their patient education systems are safely handling PHI as clinicians work to improve patient outcomes.

UbiCare, an award-winning digital healthcare communications and technology company, and PKH Enterprises, a professional services firm helping clients address policy and technology issues, have formed a partnership.

As the solution that distributes critical patient education along the care continuum for hundreds of U.S. hospitals, UbiCare remains committed to the security of Protected Health Information (PHI). UbiCare’s patient engagement solution SmarteXp is HIPAA-compliant and certified as a Meaningful Use 2 patient-specific education resource.

“This new partnership with PKH Enterprises, along with our other security measures, gives us extra advantage so that clients can feel confident that their patients’ PHI is protected,” says UbiCare CEO Betsy Weaver.

“Hospital administrators have enough to think about already, including attesting to CMS Meaningful Use requirements, managing population health and improving HCAHPS scores,” Weaver adds. “They should not have to wonder if their patient education systems are safely handling PHI as clinicians work to improve patient outcomes.”

Among the biggest threats to these systems are employees and other insiders who have legitimate access. According to PwC’s most recent US State of Cybercrime Survey, almost two-thirds of United States companies have reported experiencing an insider attack. However, only half of companies have any sort of plan to deal with such incidents, which can result in the loss of critical data, proprietary information and reputation.

In response, PKH Enterprises is piloting a new product, Insider Threat Compliance (ITC) Platform, for which UbiCare is one of the first clients. Together, UbiCare and PKH will incorporate a companion messaging series to deepen clients’ understanding of the program, including knowing what to expect and what the findings may mean to their organization.

“We are very excited to leverage the communications tools from UbiCare,” says Patricia Hammar. “As important as it is in healthcare to communicate, the success of any project includes incorporating your stakeholders and keeping them informed and educated.”

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About UbiCare

UbiCare, an award-winning digital healthcare communications and technology company, creates connections that make us all better.

By creating and sustaining effective patient/provider relationships throughout the care continuum, UbiCare reduces unnecessary care costs by up to 30%. UbiCare messaging series essentially turn hospitals and health systems into patient-centered innovators, educating patients and improving satisfaction.

UbiCare earned a Dun & Bradstreet customer-service rating of 93 percent. Clients include Texas Health Resources, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Department of Defense. For more information, visit http://www.ubicare.com.

About PKH Enterprises

PKH Enterprises (PKH) is a small, woman-owned professional services firm dedicated to helping clients address challenging policy and technology issues. The PKH team is comprised of professionals with varied backgrounds combining legal, policy and technical expertise and offers the services and experience of business process engineers, senior subject matter experts and certified project managers. PKH’s diverse capabilities help clients improve performance and achieve innovative solutions to their most complex business problems. For more information, visit http://www.pkhenterprises.com.

Disclaimer: This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

UbiCare was certified under the vendor name TPR Media LLC (d.b.a. UbiCare) on December 23, 2014, for ambulatory and inpatient practice settings by InfoGard. Certification #s: IG-3230-14-0081 and IG-3230-14-0107.
Certification Criteria: 170.314(a)(15), (g)(1), (g)(4). View the EHR test report.

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