FARMINGTON, Conn. – January 4, 2016 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today the adoption of final 2016 criteria versions for 16 enhanced accreditation programs, as well as the two new accreditation programs. Applicant candidates commencing the accreditation process in 2016 will adhere to these updated criteria versions for their accreditation and/or re-accreditation.
Following the standard, 60-day public comment period, EHNAC’s criteria committee has incorporated public feedback to finalize and adopt the enhanced and final criteria versions for the following accreditation programs:
The EHNAC criteria for each of its accreditation programs sets the foundational requirements for measuring an organization’s ability to meet federal and state healthcare reform mandates such as HIPAA, Omnibus, ARRA/HITECH, ACA and other mandates for covered entities and business associates focusing on the areas of privacy, security, confidentiality, best practices, procedures and assets.
Visit www.ehnac.org for more details or to review the latest EHNAC criteria and submit feedback during this comment period.
1The Cloud Enabled Accreditation Program is provided only as an add-on program for organizations that have applied for another program. The Cloud Service Provider (CSP) must be FedRAMP-certified, and an additional site visit day is required for reviewing the details of this program.
2 OSAP includes eleven different accreditation programs tailored for Call Centers; Data Centers; DRP Facilities; Health Information Exchanges, Accountable Care Organizations and Cloud Technology Service Providers; Media Storage; Network Administrators; Printing; Product Development; and Scanning.
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, eprescribing 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.
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, contact email@example.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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