HR and Internal Communications Teams Enjoy the Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards Needed to Ensure Privacy and Security of Employee Communications
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 16, 2017 –EmployeeChannel, Inc., a leading provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, today announced Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certification. The HIPAA certification assures organizations that the EmployeeChannel platform complies with one of the highest standards of privacy and data protection and that HR and internal communications, regardless of their sensitivity, are protected from hackers and security breaches.
“HIPAA is a federal mandate that requires specific security and privacy protections for protected health information, known as PHI,” stated Earle Kirkland, Information Security Officer, EmployeeChannel. “Even though we don’t currently transmit PHI data, we wanted to comply with a security standard that reflects our commitment to providing secure communication services for the most demanding industries. In a world where privacy and security are among the top concerns for organizations and their employees, this is another step in our commitment to providing an enterprise-grade app that meets the largest organization’s requirements for performance, reliability, interoperability, scalability, and security.”
In addition to having HIPAA Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) in place with covered entities, EmployeeChannel has implemented the following features in its platform as well as organizational policies in accordance with the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 Common Security Framework and the Omnibus Rule of 2013.
EmployeeChannel has implemented the following controls to satisfy the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule:
EmployeeChannel’s Server Infrastructure is protected by Armor Complete, HITECH certified IAAS, who provides:
EmployeeChannel is a leading provider of award-winning mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, enabling HR and Internal Communications teams to boost the impact and effectiveness of employee communication, to create a positive employee experience, and to drive cultural and business outcomes. The EmployeeChannel app extends the knowledge and reach of organizational experts to employees anytime, anywhere and is dedicated to the interactions between an organization and its employees. Employees can find and receive organizational information easier and faster, get personalized responses to requests, and react quickly to time-sensitive events. HR and Internal Communications teams can respond real-time to organizational imperatives and employee needs using behavioral insights from Voice of the Employee analytics.
To learn more about the EmployeeChannel app and how it can be used to engage and communicate with employees, please visit www.employeechannelinc.com.
EmployeeChannel is a trademark of EmployeeChannel, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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