Pegasystems has announced that its Pega Cloud® offerings have successfully completed an independent verification of controls by an Independent independent verification of controls by a renowned Independent Audit firm, confirming that Pega has the information security, compliance and confidentiality procedures and controls to address HIPAA regulatory concerns. The resulting HIPAA Compliance Matrix can be used by healthcare compliance officers to quickly evaluate their own compliance in using Pega Cloud solutions.
“There’s been an uptick in interest and greater acceptance for cloud solutions in the healthcare space,” said Susan Taylor, Vice President and Healthcare Business Leader for Pegasystems. “The current mercurial environment demands accelerated time to value, and Pega Cloud delivers. One of our newer clients recently used the Pega Healthcare Industry Foundation on Pega Cloud to deploy a waste and abuse solution in less than four months. The solution addresses HIPAA mandates by securely protecting PHI and also helps the client meet CMS Part D medication overutilization compliance. Speed to market plus compliance – it’s the pulse of healthcare today.”
December 31, 2013 is the deadline for health plans to meet HIPAA Administrative Simplification requirements for Certification, Part One covering compliance for four key transactions: eligibility, health claim status, electronic funds transfer, and health care payment and remittance advice. Escalating regulation, including ongoing Affordable Care Act requirements – several of which go into effect on January 1, 2014 – has dramatically increased healthcare organizations’ need for compliance, agility and cost containment. Pega Cloud delivers a 99.95 percent uptime service level agreement with control architecture that has already helped clients meet both industry-specific and geographic regulatory requirements, including HIPAA, PCI DSS, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, and European Union Data Privacy.
“Pega Cloud is built on the basis of transparency and standards compliance. Having an independent third party validate our practices for Information Security, Availability & Confidentiality practices against industry compliance standards such as HIPAA gives our customers peace of mind while they increase their pace of innovation,” said Sashi Desikan, director of Pega Cloud Business Development at Pegasystems. “They get the benefit of quickly scalable Cloud solutions without compromising their security requirements. “With a focus on security, compliance and confidentiality at the core of the service, customers are able to evaluate Pega Cloud offerings in a transparent manner, not as a black box service.”