On April 13, 2022, Let’s Talk Interactive released a statement announcing they have become officially HIPAA compliant.
About HIPAA Law
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a law first established in 1996. Healthcare entities that are subject to HIPAA law must adhere to standards outlined in various regulations and rules that protect sensitive healthcare information which HIPAA defines as Protected Health Information (PHI). These standards are imperative to the healthcare industry, ensuring healthcare consumers are protected from their medical information being compromised. If healthcare entities are found to not be fully compliant with HIPAA Law, they are penalized in accordance with the severity of their nonadherence. Additionally, healthcare entities will be punished if they are at fault for a breach in PHI through internal or external means.
Using Compliancy Group’s procedures, Let’s Talk Interactive have achieved HIPAA compliance, confirmed by the awarding of the HIPAA Seal of Compliance by the organization. The seal of approval was awarded following a six-stage risk analysis of Let’s Talk Interactive, in addition to some amendments to the practices of the healthcare entity. The Compliancy Group offers ‘The Guard’, a form of HIPAA compliance tracking software. The goal of the software is to monitor healthcare entities proceedings and ensure they adhere to HIPAA law, including the following acts and rules:
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- HIPAA Security Rule
- HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
- HIPAA Omnibus Rule
- HITECH Act
The Chairman and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive, Arthur Cooksey, commented on working with Compliancy Group, stating; “By working with Compliancy Group to achieve HIPAA compliance, we provide peace of mind to patients and confidence to our clients and partners. It allows us to stand out from much of the industry and aligns with our commitment to excellence in everything we do.”
Cooksey also discussed Let’s Talk Interactive’s commitment to the protection of their patient’s healthcare information. “At Let’s Talk Interactive, we have a bedrock commitment to making sure our patients’ private health care information stays private.” Cooksey remarked.” That extends from our leading-edge telehealth technology itself to the people at all levels of our company. Our clients demand it, our patients deserve it, and working with Compliancy Group ensures that we will continue to do just that.”