What we do is simplify all of this with our HIPAA Compliance Software, The Guard. Our solution to HB 300 compliance for Texas is built directly into The Guard’s web-based platform so that CEs and BAs can address the status of their HIPAA compliance.
Greenlawn, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2016
Compliancy Group is pleased to announce its new strategic focus on Texas HB 300. Compliancy Group will now provide its industry recognized, compliance tracking software solution, The Guard, to Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) who need to contend with HB 300 as well as HIPAA compliance for the state of Texas.
“HIPAA compliance for Texas is complicated by HB 300," says Marc Haskelson, President and CEO of Compliancy Group. "Not only do CEs and BAs need to contend with federal regulation, but the stricter safeguards put in place on the state level mean that health care professionals need to be more careful with how they handle PHI than almost anywhere else in the country. What we do is simplify all of this with our HIPAA Compliance Software, The Guard. Our solution to HB 300 compliance for Texas is built directly into The Guard’s web-based platform so that CEs and BAs can address the status of their HIPAA compliance alongside the status of their HB 300 compliance without any additional cost or procedure.”
HB 300 is a Texas-specific legislation that builds on HIPAA federal regulation. It significantly broadens the federal HIPAA definition of a Covered Entity operating or doing business in Texas to include any person or entity who comes into contact with PHI in any way. In addition, HB 300 sets formal standards for the handling of electronic health records (EHRs) and allows patients a 15 day window to access their EHRs upon request. HB 300 also standardizes stricter civil and criminal penalties for unregulated electronic distribution or disclosure of PHI, with fines ranging from $5,000 per breach to $1.5 million for a pattern of PHI abuse.
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About Compliancy Group:
Compliancy Group LLC allows anyone to simplify the growing challenges of HIPAA compliance, whether they are an experienced health care professional with compliance expertise or a front desk manager without any formal training. The Guard is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution that can help any organization regulate and monitor all aspects of their HIPAA compliance throughout their entire practice. With Compliancy Group, you’ll be guided by our team of expert Compliance Coaches to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain compliance with confidence under the full spectrum of HIPAA, HITECH, and Omnibus regulations. Visit http://www.compliancy-group.com or contact us at 855.854.4722 (855 85 HIPAA) to learn how simple compliance can be.