Privacy & Security Certification

By obtaining SECURETexas certification, a covered entity has demonstrated compliance with state and federal privacy and security rules. 

Benefits of certification include:

Increased confidence. Obtaining certification boosts confidence of consumers and business partners when they know protections are in place to better safeguard PHI.

Security Assessment. Certification can serve as objective third-party evidence of your entity’s compliance with privacy and security rules.

Streamlined Regulatory Analysis. Objective third-party evidence of certification can help streamline an audit or review by OCR or other state actors.

State-Law Mitigation. Certification provides a mitigating factor for violation of the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act.

HIPAA. Certification can act as objective third-party evidence of an entity’s history of prior compliance with the HIPAA administrative rules, which must be considered by OCR when considering a civil money penalty amount.