FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Columbia, SC, November 27, 2018 —Carolina Innovative Research (CI) is pleased to announce that it has re-achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group's proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive health care data, called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic health care-related information that can be used to identify a patient. If vendors who service health care clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.

“94% of firms who are REQUIRED to comply with HIPAA would fail an audit,” said Chavous Camp, CEO and Master Technology Strategist for CI.  “And those aren’t my statistics – that’s straight from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Compliancy Group has the systems and processes to make sure we – and our clients – aren’t one of them.”

CI has completed Compliancy Group's Six Stage Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and HITECH.

These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST requirements. CI’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance through the use of The Guard has been verified by the HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches at Compliancy Group.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group's proprietary compliance tracking solution.

“Compliance is so much more than just a risk audit,” said Camp.  “It really requires an organizational commitment, knowledge of healthcare policy, and technology to fill in the gaps. CI and Compliancy Group’s combined expertise ensures our clients remain safe from breaches and the resulting audits and fines.”

CI has completed the Compliancy Group Implementation Program under the guidance of Compliancy Group's team of expert Compliance Coaches®. The important intersection between HIPAA compliance and data security is often lost on IT providers working in the health care space. Clients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance--and forward-thinking providers like CI choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

About Compliancy Group:
Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that health care professionals can confidently run their practice. The Guard™ is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution. Users are guided by our team of expert Compliance Coaches™ to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain™ total HIPAA compliance. Visit https://www.compliancy-group.com or call 855.854.4722 to learn how simple compliance can be.

About Carolina Innovative Research:
Established in 2013 and headquartered in Columbia, SC, Carolina Innovative Research (CI) is a leading provider of IT support for businesses with specializations in healthcare and law. CI mitigates cybersecurity and compliance issues, reduces costs, increases efficiency, and provides peace of mind to owners, managers, and other stakeholders. CI’s solutions include their flagship managed IT department services, business continuity and disaster recovery, Microsoft Office 365, and expert technology strategy consulting. CI can be reached at +1 803 470 2000 or https://www.carolinainnovative.com