Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)


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Description:
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a federally-recognized standards development organization and non-profit accrediting body designed to improve three things: transactional quality, operational efficiency and data security in health care. They are a self-governing organization that develops standards for the health care industry.
ENNAC offers a valuable benefit through their accreditation service that will help promote standards, simplify administration, and open competition in the marketplace.

As well as providing standards for the health care industry they have also created a Financial Services Accreditation Program (FSAP) to meet the unique needs of financial institutions and vendors who process protected health information, manage insurance payments, or provide revenue cycle management services.[1]

The FSAP accreditation communicates your organization’s commitment to strict criteria in operating an electronic health network or service:
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  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Security measures
  • Business continuity infrastructure
  • Technical performance
  • Physical, human, and administrative resources
This information was cited at [1],

Applications:
Their purpose is to establish electronic transaction standards that will advance healthcare. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission accreditation services help many organizations, networks and e-Prescribing to improve business procedures and to increase their market opportunities. By getting EHNAC accreditation, organizations will see many benefits, such as:
  • Provides comprehensive and objective business evaluation
  • Drives the use of best practices by evaluating its business performance against measurable industry criteria
  • Facilitates business discipline, organization and planning through self-assessment
  • Formalizes and improves business processes, tailored to the EHNAC accreditation candidate’s specific business environment
  • Improves the quality of products and services
  • Provides training tools for employees
  • Identifies security and business risk exposures and reduces liability
  • Compliance with HIPAA security and privacy rules
  • HIPAA transactions including ANSI X12 835 support for electronic remittance advice transactions
  • Timeliness of transactions

Web Resources:
http://www.ehnac.org/
http://healthcare.nacha.org/financial-institution-resources/electronic-healthcare-network-accreditation-commission-ehnac/

Related Terminology:
Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. http://www.achc.org/

Citations/References:
http://www.ehnac.org/about_us.html
http://www.ehnac.org/ap_accreditation_process.html
[1] http://healthcare.nacha.org/financial-institution-resources/electronic-healthcare-network-accreditation-commission-ehnac/