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01122016

DocuWare Meets U.S. HIPAA Standards

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Leading ECM Provider Ensures Privacy, Security of Health Information

New Windsor NY, December 1, 2016 – As a global software company, DocuWare regularly confirms that it adheres to national data laws in many countries where its products are sold. Since DocuWare is a large ECM provider in the U.S., it recently went through the process of having its current controls verified and audited to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations.

What is HIPAA and Its Importance to DocuWare

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, regulates the use and disclosure of an individual's health information in any format, also known as Protected Health Information (PHI). The organizations subjected to HIPAA include Covered Entities (healthcare providers), Business Associates (vendors contracted by Covered Entities involved in the use of PHI), or Business Associate Subcontracts (contractors that a Business Associate uses in the use of PHI). DocuWare is subject to HIPAA because it is a Business Associate of its Covered Entity clients.

How DocuWare is HIPAA Compliant

While there is no official organization that provides a HIPAA-certified seal to Business Associates, DocuWare took the necessary steps to put strict procedures in place to be HIPAA compliant. It trained all employees on HIPAA policies and assigned an official in-house Privacy Officer and Security Officer. Additionally, DocuWare ensured that information in its Cloud solution is secure with its international ISO 27001 and SOC 2 certifications.

The Value to DocuWare Customers

With HIPAA procedures in place and a strong focus on compliance, DocuWare offers complete ECM solutions to any size organization, in any industry, while keeping customer information private and secure.

About DocuWare 

DocuWare is one of the world’s leading document management software companies. Its solutions are available in 70 countries and 16 languages, with over 125,000 users in approximately 14,000 installations. The company, founded in 1988, operates worldwide from Germering near Munich, Germany, New Windsor, New York, and Wallingford, Connecticut, with subsidiaries in the U.K., Spain and France. 

Whether as a cloud, hybrid-cloud or an on-premise solution, DocuWare provides all the components needed for Enterprise Content Management. DocuWare's solutions are highly secure, scalable, flexible to integrate, and use future-proof technologies.

 

Further Information:

DocuWare Corporation           DocuWare GmbH
Mary K. Williams
Press Relations
4 Crotty Lane, Suite 200
New Windsor, NY 12553
Phone: 845-563-9045 ext. 221
Mary.Williams@docuware.com
 Britta van Gehlen
Jr. Manager Marketing 
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82110 Germering/Germany
+49 (0)89 / 89 44 33-0
marketing@docuware.com