Posted: April 13, 2022
Let's Talk Interactive, Inc.,(LTI) a leader in customizable telehealth solutions, is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group's proprietary methodology and its The Guard® HIPAA compliance tracking software, and has received the HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.
HIPAA is a federal law that establishes 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.
HIPAA standards are important because they put patients in control of their health care information and require that healthcare providers keep any stored information private.
The rules restrict access to the information to only the health care providers who need it, or to people specifically authorized by the patient, such as a spouse. The rules also require healthcare organizations to have systems in place to keep that information confidential, and requires them to notify people if anyone unauthorized has accessed that information.
Let’s Talk Interactive is now certified as having those security and privacy systems in place. Let’s Talk Interactive has completed Compliancy Group's Six Stage Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and HITECH. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST requirements. Let’s Talk Interactive'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.
“At Let’s Talk Interactive, we have a bedrock commitment to making sure our patients’ private health care information stays private,” said Arthur Cooksey, chairman and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive. “That extends from our leading-edge telehealth technology itself to the people at all levels of our company. Our clients demand it, our patients deserve it, and working with Compliancy Group ensures that we will continue to do just that.”
Let’s Talk Interactive is now a recipient of the HIPAA Seal of Compliance®, which is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group's proprietary compliance tracking solution.
Let’s Talk Interactive chose Compliancy Group for its comprehensive approach, ensuring companies perform security risk assessments, employee awareness training, and management of business associate agreements. “By working with Compliancy Group to achieve HIPAA compliance, we provide peace of mind to patients and confidence to our clients and partners,” Cooksey said. “It allows us to stand out from much of the industry and aligns with our commitment to excellence in everything we do.”
Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like Let’s Talk Interactive choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance® to differentiate their services.