SAN MATEO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--PokitDok, a software development platform for the business of healthcare, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Health Information Exchange (HIE) and the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).
“Organizations such as PokitDok are leading the movement toward ensuring superior capabilities in the areas of privacy, security and standards by seeking to further demonstrate their commitment to these security measures above and beyond.”
“Information technology in the cloud – especially in the healthcare industry, which involves valuable protected health information (PHI) – presents a critically unique set of privacy and security challenges when it comes to healthcare data exchange,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “Organizations such as PokitDok are leading the movement toward ensuring superior capabilities in the areas of privacy, security and standards by seeking to further demonstrate their commitment to these security measures above and beyond.”
EHNAC’s OSAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated PokitDok in areas of privacy and security, technical performance, business practices and organizational resources as it relates to outsourcing policies and procedures. In addition, EHNAC reviewed PokitDok’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that PokitDok meets all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, PokitDok demonstrates adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certified Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports. EHNAC assessed PokitDok’s health information and oversight for meeting privacy and security, HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus Rule and ACA requirements, as well as technical performance, business processes and resource management. The comprehensive CEAP program requires 74 unique criteria to be met by applying organizations, as well as additional coordination with the organization’s CSP.
“Outsourcing of various services has become a large and growing need for healthcare organizations that seek to create operational efficiencies and reduce costs. But privacy, security and confidentiality of PHI continues to be a crucial requirement for all associated business partners,” continued Mr. Barrett. “To be classified amongst the EHNAC OSAP-accredited organizations, PokitDok has met a high standard in these areas as it relates to consent, authorization, authentication, access and audit procedures and therefore establishes themselves among an elite group of trustworthy partners.”
“EHNAC is a leading authority for developing operational and security standards in the healthcare industry," said Lisa Maki, co-founder and CEO, PokitDok. “The burden is lifted for our customers as they look to adopt cloud-based technologies to deliver digital health experiences with operational efficiency. They have the confidence that we meet rigorous security, compliance and regulatory requirements and that we’re certified as a trusted steward of health information.”
About PokitDok, Inc.
PokitDok provides a software development platform to free, secure, and unify data that drives the business of healthcare. Its 30 API endpoints facilitate eligibility checks, claims submissions, appointment scheduling, payment optimization, patient identity management, pharmacy benefits, and other business processes. PokitDok maintains Trading Partner agreements with more than 500 health insurers and payers, representing 92 percent of members across the US. Nearly 1000 third party enterprise applications run on PokitDok, built by healthcare organizations, digital health companies, and business process outsourcing consultants, to improve workflows, cut costs, and speed time to market. PokitDok is based in San Mateo, CA and Charleston, SC and powers DokChain, blockchain for healthcare.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.