THE HEARX GROUP RECEIVES HIPAA SEAL OF COMPLIANCE WITH COMPLIANCY GROUP
The hearX Group has demonstrated compliance with federal HIPAA, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Availability Act of 1996, a federal law best known for protecting the privacy of patients. The hearX Group achieved this by completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance methodology.
The hearX Group is pleased to announce that it has recently achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.
HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive health care data, called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic health care-related information that can be used to identify a patient. If vendors who service health care clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.
The hearX Group has completed Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) requirements. The hearX Group’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance through the use of The Guard® has been verified by the HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches at Compliancy Group.
Clients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance - and forward-thinking providers like the hearX Group choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.
“This international confirmation of the quality innovation we bring to digital hearing care is a proud moment” - Prof De Wet Swanepoel, Lead Inventor and Co-founder of the hearX Group.
The hearX Group is excited about the opportunities presented with being HIPAA compliant. The U.S. market has been a primary target market for the hearX Group, and with the HIPAA seal of compliance, the company is confident about increasing their market share within the U.S region.
About the hearX Group
hearX Group (Pty) Ltd is an award-winning South-African start-up with the mission of providing affordable access to hearing healthcare using smart digital solutions. We offer the world’s first clinical smartphone hearing test solutions with the aim of providing healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere.
We’ve had more than 600 000 hearing tests done and our products are used across 38 countries. Our innovative solutions are as accurate, but faster, cheaper and easier to use than traditional methods. We pride ourselves in offering a fully managed service, providing an entirely new way to overcome traditional barriers to the detection and diagnosis of disabling hearing loss.