JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Health information network Availity today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body that recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions.
“With recent changes in legislation and compliance requirements, this is a crucial time for healthcare networks to ensure that they’re adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC.
To achieve renewed accreditation in the commission’s Healthcare Network Accreditation Program, Availity submitted to an extensive independent evaluation of its business and adherence to the highest level of industry standards and federal regulations. The commission evaluated Availity in areas of privacy measures, systems availability, security infrastructure, and process of managing and transferring protected health information.
Availity first achieved accreditation from EHNAC in 2008, when it received a near-perfect score on assessments and site reviews.
“We take great pride in our EHNAC accreditation and achieving the high standards that it requires,” said Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity. “Availity continues to be committed to performing at the highest levels in the health care technology business, to meet the changing demands of our national health care landscape.”
About Availity, LLC – Patients. Not Paperwork.®
Availity and its subsidiary, RealMed, make the health care system run faster and better. We provide physicians, hospitals, and health plans with essential business and clinical information to streamline care delivery, drive productivity and better revenue cycle management, and enable better patient experiences. The Availity® Health Information Network encompasses business and clinical services, supporting both real-time and batch electronic data interchange via the Web and business-to-business (B2B) integration. For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www.availity.com/clinical or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548).
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 electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges and e-prescribing solution providers. 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 or contact email@example.com.