December 29, 2014

Simplicity Health Systems, creators of the docflock Care EcoSystem™ platform, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for HISP from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Simplicity Health Systems in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources as it relates to Directed exchange participants. 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. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

“Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures that organizations like Simplicity Health Systems establish and uphold a superior level of trust for their stakeholders,” says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “The need in the marketplace for guidance and accountability in health information exchange is undeniable, and we applaud Simplicity Health System’s commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”

Simplicity Health System’s Docflock is a cloud-based, healthcare-focused data and document management platform. Docflock can ingest data and documents from virtually any health information system via various types of adapters.

“We are delighted to have Simplicity Health Systems join the ranks of accredited Health Information Service Providers, HISPs, and to expand the interoperable network for Direct exchange,” said Chad Zerangue, CEO of Simplicity Health Systems. “Simplicity Health Systems has been a strong supporter of transparent, standards-based and secure health information exchange via Direct, and a member of DirectTrust for several years.”

About Simplicity Health Systems

Simplicity Health Systems delivers workflow-driven technologies that enable health information exchange amongst all participants in the healthcare value chain. Founded in 2009 in response Federal Governments HITECH act, Simplicity's mission is to evolve healthcare to work like other modern industries by empowering participants with the rights and expectations of an information-driven world.

About DirectTrust.org

DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.

DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit www.DirectTrust.org.

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 electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services, e-prescribing solution providers and direct trusted agents.

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 info@ehnac.org. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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