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HealthPort Elevates ROI Security By Receiving SSAE16 SOC1 Report

Alpharetta, GA, February 21, 2012:
HealthPort
, an industry leader in the compliant exchange of protected health information through release of information and audit management technology, today announced that it has recently completed its examination in conformity with Statement on Standards for Attestations Engagements No. 16, (SSAE 16) Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, for the period July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 that was performed by Ernst & Young LLP.

Completion of the SSAE 16, Type 2 examination indicates that selected HealthPort release of information processes, procedures and controls have been formally evaluated and tested by an independent accounting and auditing firm.  The examination included HeathPort’s controls related to release of information service delivery, security monitoring, change management, support services, backup and environmental controls, logical and physical access.  The Type 2 report not only includes HealthPort’s description of controls, but also includes detailed testing of the design and operating effectiveness of the identified controls.

With the issuance of a SSAE 16 report, HealthPort offers its customers yet another demonstration of how the secure and compliant exchange of protected health information is a top priority.  SSAE 16 is designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an acceptable method for a user organization’s management to obtain assurance about service organization internal controls without conducting separate assessments.  In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 make SSAE 16 reports even more important to the process of reporting on effective internal controls by public companies. “The SSAE 16 report provides our customers with another level of trust that we are actively protecting and controlling the patient health information that they have entrusted us with,” said Gene Guertin, Chief Technology Officer, HealthPort.

“We are excited about this additional level of security backing for our release of information offering,” said Mike Labedz, CEO, HealthPort.   “With the availability of our SSAE 16 report our customers will have increased confidence that compliance goals are met throughout the process when utilizing HealthPort ROI to transfer medical records.”

About HealthPort
HealthPort is the authority on the compliant exchange of protected health information through release of information and audit management technology. With affordable, quality health information solutions, HealthPort serves more than 10,000 healthcare facilities, over 44,000 physicians, and millions of requesters nationwide. HealthPort’s proactive, service, compliance and technology driven approach streamlines the administrative and business processes of the healthcare community. For more information, visit www.healthport.com or call 800-737-2585.

Point of Contact:

Hadiya K. Reynolds
Marketing Communications Manager
925 North Point Parkway, Ste. 350
Alpharetta, GA 30005
p. 770-689-3612 | f. 770-459-3130

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