BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 8, 2013) - NaviNet, America's largest healthcare communications network supporting complex interactions between healthcare professionals and payer organizations, announced today it has achieved full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). This recognition is part of EHNAC's Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP), which evaluates the security and quality of health data processing and transactions provided by various healthcare entities, including Electronic Health Networks (EHNs) and e-Prescribers. EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence and documents compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated NaviNet, Inc. in regard to privacy measures, systems availability, and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and willingness to be measured in a comprehensive, objective evaluation of its operating practices.
"At a time of heightened regulatory concerns, it is responsible healthcare organizations such as NaviNet that we applaud for taking the extra steps to ensure trust with all their stakeholders and customers that they're adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality," says Lee Barrett, Executive Director of EHNAC. "In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, organizations are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers."
Today, NaviNet speeds and simplifies more than 50 kinds of administrative, financial, and clinical transactions among 70% of America's physicians, more than 4,100 hospitals, and dozens of the nation's largest health insurers. NaviNet's network processes in excess of 800,000 transactions per day. Its triggered clinical intelligence captures and analyzes certain data flowing through the network, applies business rules to interpret the activity, and sends interpretation to the accountable provider, the health plan, or other interested parties in HIPAA-compliant manner.
"Transforming healthcare will require secure real-time exchange of clinical and financial information across the continuum of care, from patients and caregivers to primary care doctors, underwriters, and population health managers. EHNAC accreditation validates the NaviNet commitment to provide healthcare data communications integrity in strict compliance with industry best practices that surpass regulatory requirements," said Frank Ingari, Chief Executive Officer, NaviNet, Inc.
NaviNet, America's largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely links leading health plans, industry partners, and the government to hundreds of thousands of clinicians and other healthcare professionals. Close to 70 percent of the nation's clinician offices are enrolled in the NaviNet Network, which touches 121 million covered lives. NaviNet's care collaboration solutions and services address the full lifecycle of healthcare data management by providing single-source access to patient-centric administrative, financial, and clinical information to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve quality of care. For more information or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit http://www.NaviNet.net or call 617.715.6000 or 1.800.805.7569.
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 electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges and e-prescribing solution providers.
EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.