Both HNAP and APAP accreditations ensure adherence to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements
CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX), a global leader in healthcare technology, announced that it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Allscripts PayerpathTM and also ePAP accreditation for ePrescribe from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
Through EHNAC’s comprehensive third-party review, Allscripts was evaluated in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization has demonstrated adherence to the strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its’ business.
“At a time when regulatory concerns are keeping healthcare leadership awake at night, a company’s decision to take the necessary steps to ensure trust within its stakeholders and customers that they’re adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality is an important accomplishment,” said Lee Barrett, Executive Director of EHNAC. “Attaining EHNAC accreditations requires companies demonstrate full commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers and provides a ‘seal of approval’ indicating Allscripts exceeds industry-established standards and complies with HIPAA regulations.”
Allscripts PayerpathTM provides innovative patient payment and claims management solutions to improve the management of financial transactions for providers and payers. Unlike other revenue cycle management companies, Payerpath’s full suite of cloud-based products and services addresses the entire revenue cycle, from eligibility verification through patient collection.
“Allscripts Payerpath has been EHNAC accredited since 2002 as part of our continuing commitment to providing secure and safe bridges connecting our communities of health,” said Jonathan Vipperman, Vice President, Allscripts PayerpathTM. “The world of healthcare and data exchange continues to evolve in complexity so it is imperative for us to regularly reevaluate our privacy and security procedures and the integrity of our facilities so that our provider communities can focus on delivering care and creating healthier populations. Allscripts Payerpath is a leader in providing revenue cycle management solutions because of this proactive approach and our ability to innovate.”
Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.
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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 authorized 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