EHR Security

Arête Healthcare Services, LLC has planted it's vision firmly on providing high quality services to the medical community through exceptional medical billing, practice management, and electronic health record software and services. To insure these services against outside threats and vulnerabilities, Arête has taken up the banner of security and compliance as a core component of it's business.

HIPAA Compliance is a very hot topic in Washington, DC. The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been allocated responsibilities to provide regulations and enforcement. The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has been tasked with determining the best approaches to audit providers for HIPAA and HITECH Act compliancy and pursue sanctions against those doctors who fail to meet the stringent requirements to protect patient data in their custody. OCR has been incentivized to seek the maximum penalties for violations as their budget will be primarily funded from the fines they collect from delinquent healthcare providers. With increasing pressure from the White House and Congress to maximize budget usage and eliminate wasteful spending, they are all the more willful in their pursuit of violations.

With such possible vitriol from enforcement and maximum penalties that could reach into the realm of millions of dollars per violation, now is the time to ensure you are HIPAA and HITECH Act compliant.

Arête Healthcare Services is working hard to ensure our products and services are and remain 100% HIPAA and HITECH Act Compliant. To make this claim, Arête has been awarded Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification through testing with a third party Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB): The Drummond Group. The rigorous testing protocol to attain this prestigious certification ensures that we are capable of meeting and exceeding Meaningful Use Certification Criteria, a valued component of HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance.

Arête is committed to implementing and maintaining security that reflect the best standards of the industry.

Arête's mission is to provide it's clients with better technology, so they can provide better care to their patients. Security and compliance are just one part of the vision.