LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, preeminent provider of revenue cycle and information solutions for healthcare, today announced it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
ZirMed is now approved as an EHNAC HNAP-EHN accredited organization through March 17th, 2014. In the summer of 2011, ZirMed received recognition from EHNAC for meeting the EHNAC HIPAA 5010 Readiness Assessment Program requirements, and achieved EHNAC HNAP certification previously in 2010.
"We are very pleased to earn EHNAC certification, a testament to our solution's ability to protect sensitive healthcare data through superior operational process and technology," said Tom Butts, CEO of ZirMed. "Accreditation through EHNAC gives us the highest third-party validation that our system's comply with and exceed data security and privacy requirements. We offer our current and prospective customers the peace of mind of EHNAC certification coupled with industry-leading support and service."
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated ZirMed 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.
"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," noted Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, healthcare networks are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers. ZirMed joins this select group of HNAP-accredited organizations."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZirMed is a leading provider of healthcare revenue cycle technology and information solutions. Serving 113,000 healthcare providers across all care settings who in turn provide services to more than 1 in every 10 Americans, ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in understanding the flow of money and information in healthcare. ZirMed's solutions provide connectivity to virtually all healthcare and auto and workers compensation insurance companies in the country. Addressing the entire revenue cycle, ZirMed's offerings include eligibility verification, claims management, patient payment estimation, patient payment processing, online bill pay, online and offline statement delivery, innovative lockbox services, analytics, coding compliance, and more. Delivered via a SaaS model, ZirMed's solutions are compatible with any industry standard Healthcare Information or Practice Management System, and can be used directly within the ZirMed domain or embedded within partner software applications. ZirMed received a "Best in KLAS" ranking for 2011, is ranked among Inc. magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies and Healthcare Informatics magazine's Top 100 companies. For more information about how ZirMed leverages the power of technology to help providers not just survive but thrive, visit www.zirmed.com.