April 16, 2018 (Irving, Texas) – Online Business Systems (Online), a business and information technology consultancy, is pleased to announce that they have become a preferred vendor for the Texas Health Services Authority’s (THSA) SECURETexas certification. SECURETexas is the only certification program in the United States with compliance solutions for both Texas and federal privacy and security laws that govern the use of protected health information (PHI).

“Online’s preferred vendor status with SECURETexas is a testament to the quality and experience of our Risk, Security and Privacy practice,” said Steve Levinson, Vice President, Risk, Security and Privacy at Online. “The protection of health information is of the utmost importance and we are proud to be able to provide healthcare organizations with the strategies they need to become SECURETexas certified.”

Before granting SECURETexas certification, THSA verifies that a covered entity has demonstrated compliance with state and federal privacy and security rules. To accomplish this, covered entities must have an assessment performed by a preferred vendor of the THSA.

The SECURETexas program offers value and uniqueness as it can be a mitigating factor for fines or penalties brought under the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act.

Additional Benefits of SECURETexas Privacy & Security Certification

  • Increased confidence. Obtaining certification boosts confidence of consumers and business partners when they know protections are in place to better safeguard PHI.
  • Security Assessment. Certification can serve as objective third-party evidence of a covered entity’s compliance with privacy and security rules.
  • Streamlined Regulatory Analysis. Objective third-party evidence of certification can help streamline an audit or review by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or other state actors.
  • HIPAA. Certification can act as objective third-party evidence of an entity’s history of prior compliance with the HIPAA administrative rules, which must be considered by OCR when considering a civil money penalty amount.

“SECURETexas is a one of a kind certification program in the United States that will go a long way in helping covered entities ensure compliancy,” said Adam Kehler, Senior Consultant with Online’s Risk, Security and Privacy practice. “Online’s team of assessment experts, coupled with our decades of experience working within the healthcare industry, are a perfect match for this program and we are excited to be involved.”

To learn more about Online’s Risk, Security and Privacy practice please visit our website.

To learn more about SECURETexas click here.

About Online Business Systems

Founded in 1986, Online Business Systems is an information technology and business consultancy. We help enterprise customers enhance their competitive advantage by designing improved business processes enabled with robust and secure information systems. Our unsurpassed delivery, our people, and the Online culture of loyalty, trust and commitment to mutual success set us apart. Today we have nearly 300 business and technical consultants throughout Canada and the US.

For more information

Sheryl Clusiault
Senior Manager, Marketing
Online Business Systems
204.982.0200  – sclusiault@obsglobal.com

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