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Ray Dyer, VP Marketing 
Phone: 412-209-1261
E-mail: ray.dyer@acusis.com

November 10, 2004


Acusis Announces Preparedness For 2005 HIPAA Security Deadline

 

Pittsburgh, PA - Acusis®, a leading provider of outsourced medical transcription services, has announced today their associates completed a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) education and training course. Over 540 employees globally have participated in the push to be ready to meet the upcoming HIPAA regulations.

The completion comes months before the compliance deadline for HIPAA’s Security Rule in April 2005, indicating Acusis is doing their part to ensure meeting the transition deadline is as smooth as possible for healthcare organizations. In order to demonstrate to hospitals, clinics, and physician practices Acusis is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality and security of protected electronic health information, associates are required to complete the HIPAA training course annually.

“Acusis has built our model around HIPAA-protected health information guidelines. By making ourselves prepared for the 2005 deadline in advance, we can assure we are doing the best we can to encourage a seamless transition in April for our customers,? said David Iwinski, Jr., Acusis President and CEO.

The course educates associates on HIPAA awareness, privacy and security and follows with a formal assessment of employees�’ understanding of the rules. Health Care Compliance Strategies (HCCS) presented Acusis with a Certificate of Completion.

In addition to the required formal annual HIPAA training, Acusis has their worldwide associates sign a Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Policy. Last June, Siemens Medical Solutions completed an independent assessment of HIPAA compliance initiative. Acusis has technology systems in place for data encryption, virtual private network safeguards, firewall multiple layers, intrusion detection systems and disaster recovery redundancies.

 

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About Acusis®

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Acusis provides cost-effective, accurate outsourced medical transcription services to hospitals, clinics and large physician practices throughout the United States . Through its proprietary Web-based software, AcuSuite®, Acusis uses a secure method to manage the entire transcription process from capturing dictations to delivering electronic reports. Acusis delivers accurate reports within a tailored 24-hour or less turnaround. With a global team of more than 600 associates throughout the U.S. and India , Acusis provides world-class quality, customer satisfaction, seamless integration, and highly competitive prices. For more information on Acusis, visit www.acusis.com or contact us at all.ears@acusis.com or 866.837.6158.

 

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