The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information.
To fulfill this requirement, HHS published what are commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The Privacy Rule, or Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information.
The Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (the Security Rule) establish a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in
How Barton & Cooney Achieves HIPAA Compliance
Barton & Cooney is a HIPAA compliant direct mail service provider. HIPAA compliance involves implementing and enforcing administrative, physical and technical safeguards, network security and technical polices to ensure an individual’s medical and personal information remains secure.
Barton & Cooney achieves this by adopting SOC 2 Type II standards, which covers all areas of HIPAA compliance. We are audited annually by an independent, third-party firm and our certification audit is available upon request for review.
Additionally, Barton & Cooney provides dedicated staff to work with your Human Resources and Legal Departments to ensure we are compliant with all your specific HIPAA and other data security requirements.