By undergoing a third-party review of Audacious Inquiry’s security processes, the company demonstrates a commitment to industry best practices for health information exchange
Baltimore, MD., May 7, 2018– Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a healthcare IT and policy company that provides bold solutions for connected healthcare, achieved two distinct accreditations from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), an independent third-party standards development organization and accrediting body. Ai received full accreditation from EHNAC for two programs: the “Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for Health Information Exchange Services” (OSAP-HIE) which assesses the security infrastructure of HIE technology service providers, and the “Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program” (CEAP) which certifies that organizations meet rigorous security standards for the exchange of healthcare data across cloud-enabled platforms and applications.
Through the consultative review process for the OSAP-HIE certification, EHNAC evaluated Ai in security infrastructure, risk management, systems availability, and transaction response time. Additionally, EHNAC evaluated Ai’s process for electronic clinical data exchange and certified that it met or exceeded nationally recognized standards for security and data integrity.
Ai achieved the additional CEAP accreditation by demonstrating superior capabilities in the areas of technical performance, business processes, and resource management for cloud-enabled services. EHNAC assessed Ai’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.
Rob Horst, who leads privacy and security at Ai, stated, “As Ai expands our nationwide footprint, we recognize the importance of identifying risks, strengthening security controls, and surpassing industry standards to deliver trusted health IT solutions to our customers.”
The accreditations apply toward data services and software provided by Ai to customers including health information exchanges, health plans, accountable care organizations, providers, and health departments across eleven states.
About Audacious Inquiry (Ai)
Audacious Inquiry (Ai) is a health information technology and policy company that delivers bold solutions for connected healthcare. Ai’s industry-shaping technology offers efficient and cost-effective solutions for care coordination; their nationally-recognized team-members provide actionable strategic consulting, and their services raise the bar for leveraging health data.
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, e-prescribing 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. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.