SOURCE: DentalXChange

May 06, 2013 14:47 ET

DentalXChange Achieves EHNAC Healthcare Network Accreditation for Fourth Consecutive Time

HNAP Accreditation Ensures Adherence to Health Data Processing Standards and Compliance With Security Infrastructure and Integrity Requirements

ORANGE COUNTY, CA--(Marketwired - May 06, 2013) -  DentalXChange, an Irvine, CA, based technology company that specializes in providing online solutions to connect dentists, patients, and insurance companies announced today it has achieved full accreditation for the fourth consecutive time with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

EHNAC's HNAP accreditation runs in two-year increments and recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions. The accreditation ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations. DentalXChange has been recognized by EHNAC's HNAP since 2007.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated DentalXChange in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, DentalXChange demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

"At a time of heightened regulatory concerns, it is responsible healthcare organizations such as DentalXChange that we applaud for taking the extra steps to ensure trust with all their stakeholders and customers that they're adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality," says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, organizations are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers."

DentalXChange has been supporting dental providers for more than two decades through its web-based EDI solutions, designed to streamline the connection between providers, payers and patients.

"As a company, we are thoroughly committed to maintaining the strictest security and privacy standards. By upholding these high standards, we continue to ensure the utmost safety for our clients in their EDI transactions," said Scott Wellwood, President of DentalXChange. " We are proud of our EHNAC HNAP accreditation as it shows our continuing efforts to meet and exceed HIPAA regulations."

About DentalXChange

Since 1989, DentalXChange has earned industry-wide acclaim and recognition for pioneering the web-based dental EDI solutions industry. Today, it has grown to support a current client base of over 15,000 dental healthcare offices. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, DentalXChange accounts for more than $4 billion in dental claims annually. Through its own clearinghouse and secure web portals, the company processes nearly 20 million EDI transactions, consisting of more than 15 million dental claims annually. To learn more, please visit www.dentalxchange.com.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges and e-prescribing solution providers.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org.

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