FARMINGTON, Conn. – September 26, 2011 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, announced today that it has posted new versions of program criteria for general public review. EHNAC seeks interested parties to provide opinions, comments and suggestions for the upgraded criteria versions that have been developed for each of EHNAC’s accreditation programs with regard to the necessity, appropriateness and workability of the criteria versions proposed for adoption.
The open process for adopting criteria will last 60 days, commencing on Sept. 26, 2011 and ending on Nov. 26, 2011. Below is a listing of the eleven affected programs:
- ePAP – e-Prescribing Accreditation Program
- FSAP EHN – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks
- FSAP Lockbox – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Lockbox Services
- HIEAP – Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program
- HNAP-70 – Healthcare Network Accreditation Plus Select SAS 70©1 Criteria Program
- HNAP EHN – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks [Includes Payer]
- HNAP Medical Biller – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Medical Billers
- HNAP TPA – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Third Party Administrators
- MSOAP – Management Service Organization Accreditation Program
- OSAP – Outsourced Services Accreditation Program2
- OSAP HIE – Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for Health Information Exchange Services
“As the community of organizations involved in healthcare data exchange continues to become more diverse, EHNAC is committed to enhancing our existing accreditation programs and expanding our program offerings to reflect the best-suited industry standards of quality,” says Mark Gingrich, commissioner and criteria committee chair of EHNAC. “Our criteria development process has always been one of complete transparency. We look to industry stakeholders and other interested parties to participate by providing their feedback during this 60-day period so that we can ensure our criteria sets for 2012 are a true reflection of desired standards within the respective areas.”
EHNAC accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and confirms compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. Visit www.ehnac.org for more details or to review the latest EHNAC criteria.
1 SAS 70(©) is a proprietary term owned by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
2OSAP includes eight different accreditation programs tailored for Call Centers, Data Centers, DRP Facilities, Media Storage, Network Administrators, Printing, Product Development and Scanning.
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, medical billers, outsourced services 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.