EYEFINITY ACHIEVES PRESTIGIOUS ACCREDITATION IN DATA SECURITY AND PROTECTION

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. June 1, 2020 – As part of its commitment to providing security and privacy of health data processing for eye care providers, Eyefinity®, a VSP Global® company and leader in practice management and electronic health records software, announced today it has once again achieved accreditation for the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). The accreditation program recognizes excellence in health data processing and ensures compliance with industry established standards and HIPAA regulations 

Eyefinity has been EHNAC accredited since 2004 and received 98 percent on the 2020 EHNAC accreditation audit. Through EHNAC’s comprehensive third-party review, Eyefinity was evaluated in areas of 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.

“Data protection and security remain top of mind for Eyefinity when it comes to supporting doctors in the patient care journey,” said Charlie Biegel, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Eyefinity. “This accreditation is part of Eyefinity’s ongoing commitment to cyber security and ensuring customers trust in our ability to manage and protect personal health information and reliably process transactions.”

“As regulatory concerns continue to be front and center on the minds of healthcare leadership, a company’s decision to take the necessary steps to ensure trust within its stakeholders and customers that they’re adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality is an important accomplishment in today’s healthcare ecosystem,” said Lee Barrett, executive director and CEO of EHNAC. “An electronic health network’s attaining of Healthcare Network Accreditation requires that they demonstrate a full commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers. This accomplishment provides a ‘seal of approval’ indicating Eyefinity exceeds industry-established standards and complies with HIPAA regulations.”

Eyefinity’s EHNAC accreditation is effective now and approved through 2022.

About VSP Global

VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.

 

About EHNAC

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 accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) non-profit 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, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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