TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Gerry Dumatol, CEO of DUMATEK™, launched a data security and compliance program in MANILA, Philippines, a Managed Compliance Service Program (MCSP) for the Healthcare Information Management Business Process Outsourcing (HIMBPO) industry in the Philippines who manage US patients' healthcare information know as Protected Healthcare Information (PHI). PHI is protected by the US Government under US HIPAA Laws which have already embarrassed a good number of supposedly reputable US healthcare entities. These entities in the US are exposed in a Breach Notification List in the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule/breachtool.html Some of the entities on the list have already received their penalties equating to millions of dollars and embarrassment from broadcasting how they lost patients' healthcare records through non-compliance.
Even with the growing enforcement activities of HIPAA, US Healthcare entities still continue to mine the value of "GOLD" from outsourcing to HIMBPO companies in the Philippines. Medical coding, billing, and transcription services are among the US HIM processes being outsourced to the Philippines.
Mr. Dumatol stated, "Many US healthcare entities are findinga viable solution to improve their bottom-line. The solution is found using the HIMBPO industry in the Philippines. Today, it can cost a US healthcare company to not know about HIMBPO or outsourcing benefits, just as it would cost a company not to know benefits the internet can bring them. Outsourcing is proven significant to US healthcare entities with overwhelming overhead costs."
The MCSP program is available through DUMATEK-PI (www.dumatek-pi.com). It is a representative-assisted program where a HIMBPO company gets an assigned representative to walk them through the entire process. The program is designed for HIMBPO companies to make cost and the "conformity to compliance" meet when engaging US healthcare entities that want to take advantage of the savings from outsourcing, while under US HIPAA Laws. Bottom-line, it places a HIMBPO company in the "chain-of-trust" when their clients are complying with HIPAA.
Once a HIMBPO company completes the program, passes setup to maintain due diligence for data security and compliance, it will be exposed through a list called the Healthcare Outsourcing List by DUMATEK™ (HOLD). The HOLD will be made public through press releases and websites targeting US healthcare entities all over the United States. The first companies listed will be available within the first quarter of 2014 and the list will continue to grow. US healthcare entities looking to use HIMBPO in the Philippines should take a look to this list for an easier way to address HIPAA when using an oversea business associate in the Philippines.
About DumaTek™ DumaTek™ is a 13-year HIPAA Security and Computer Network Service company that supports healthcare companies that need to comply with HIPAA Security. DumaTek currently provides services to several industries in healthcare that include DME, DENTAL, HOME HEALTH, HOSPICE, Medical Billing Services, Doctors' Offices, SKILLED NURSING, and SCANNING COMPANIES. For more information, please visit http://www.DumaTek.com.
About DUMATEK-PI, Inc. DUMATEK-PI, Inc. is the first company to launch a turn-key solution in the Philippines with a mission to help protect PHI managed, created, stored or transmitted by HIMBPO companies. It is built on the idea that HIMBPO companies in the Philippines are inevitably going to be facing data security and compliance challenges due to the HIPAA laws and current enforcement activities of the US government. DUMATEK-PI started operations mid-2013 located in Makati, Philippines and is a HIMOAP vendor-member. For more information, please visit http://www.DumaTek-pi.com.