RealMed Receives 5th Consecutive EHNAC Accreditation

Accreditation ensures compliance with industry-established standards for all health data processing and transactions

Jan 05, 2010, 13:33 ET from RealMed

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- RealMed, a leader in web-based revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare professionals, announces today that for the fifth consecutive period it achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). First accredited in 2001, RealMed has maintained full accreditation at each subsequent two year evaluation interval. EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and indicates compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

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Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated RealMed in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

Scott Herbst, Senior Vice President stated, "The accreditation process is nearly a year-long effort of self assessment, policy review, and metric measurement incorporating the recommendations of prior audits and our own internal process improvements. Our stellar EHNAC score reflects our adherence to redundancy throughout our systems and processes, and that means our clients experience maximum uptime 24x7, 365 days of the year. Our clients rewarded us for our efforts by ranking RealMed 'Best in KLAS' for medical claims and clearinghouse services. KLAS is a prestigious research organization monitoring the performance of vendors in the heath care software, service, and medical device industries."

"The biennial program ensures we consistently maintain and improve our internal processes. For our clients, EHNAC accreditation demonstrates our commitment to compliance with HIPAA regulations," said T.E. "Raj" Rajagopal, Chief Operating Officer.

"Through continued EHNAC HNAP accreditation, RealMed once again demonstrated their commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for its customers," says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "As an early adopter of EHNAC accreditation, we are honored to have RealMed among the select group of HNAP-accredited organizations and congratulate them on this achievement."

About RealMed

RealMed uses the power of the internet to automate healthcare transactions and information exchange between providers, payers and patients. This capability, together with more powerful reporting and workflow enhancing features, can significantly enhance administrative efficiency and dramatically improve cash flow for providers. RealMed serves professional providers ranging from one doctor practices to the nation's largest academic medical centers and specialty providers for all aspects of their revenue cycle management needs. Visit www.realmed.com

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, and e-Prescribing and other 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 info@ehnac.org.

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