HIPAA Compliance at BoardEffect: A New Standard in Data Protection

PRESS RELEASE:  Philadelphia PA – May 20, 2016

HIPAA Compliance at BoardEffect:  A New Standard in Data Protection

BoardEffect, the leading board management software solution for healthcare providers and mission-based organizations worldwide, today announced that the company achieved compliance with the requirements of the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. With this compliance, BoardEffect addresses regulations and security needs of boards of directors that handle electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).

Cybercriminals attacked the healthcare industry at a higher rate than any other sector in 2015, and more than 100 million healthcare records were compromised last year.[1]  The stakes are high for protecting this sensitive information.  “BoardEffect is prepared to answer this call,” said Todd Gibby, CEO of BoardEffect.  “The healthcare industry faces an escalating need to ensure data security, especially with the vendors and third parties they entrust for their technology services.  This led us to achieve HIPAA compliance so we could to deliver our current and future clients even further peace of mind and confidence in BoardEffect as their board portal partner.”

The BoardEffect HIPAA compliant environment goes well beyond mere technical controls. “It invokes a series of safeguards and policies from data encryption to physical work environments to procedures for disclosure and risk analysis,” said Michael Scappa, CTO at BoardEffect. “In doing so, we continue to allow customers to align their use of the platform with their specific security, legal, and regulatory requirements.” All with one common thread: keeping protected health information (PHI) secure.

More than 100,000 users representing over 2,500 Boards depend on BoardEffect to manage board related information online and advance the work of their boards.  BoardEffect’s client base includes over 600 healthcare organizations.  These organizations range from small local hospitals with basic needs and structures to national hospital systems and networks with complex needs and structures.

To learn more about BoardEffect or to schedule a demo, please visit www.boardeffect.com.

About BoardEffect

BoardEffect board management software drives efficiency, effectiveness and engagement among board directors, executives and administrators, ultimately elevating organizational performance.  The functionality and workflows of BoardEffect have been designed to support boards as they manage the responsibilities inherent within the demanding, interdependent, and mission critical board cycles. Board executives and administrators easily streamline the creation, review, approval and dissemination of important board materials.

Board members access their critical information via iOS, Android, or any browser-supported device in a secure environment which protects sensitive board information through our 5 Tier Security program using a state of the art dedicated SOCII infrastructure.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.boardeffect.com/

Media Contact:

Christine Tanabe
BoardEffect, Inc.

[1] https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/04/26/why-cybercriminals-attack-healthcare-more-than-any-other-industry/ April 26, 2016