Privacy & Security Accreditation (EHNAC)
To help ensure our customers’ data is kept private and secure, Updox undergoes a rigorous accreditation process that evaluates our policies, security controls, IT procedures, data centers, disaster recovery, software development life cycle, customer service, staff training, human resource management, and more.
The Updox accreditation is through the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) . Their accreditation program includes the same criteria as the HITRUST certification plus additional criteria that covers the Updox Direct Secure Messaging service.
Direct Secure Messaging Accreditations (DirectTrust)
As a provider for Direct Secure Messaging, Updox also undergoes extensive accreditations for each of the three functions involved:
• Health Information Services Provider (HISP)
• Registration Authority (RA)
• Certification Authority (CA)
A HISP is an organization that provides Direct messaging services to securely transmit healthcare information over the internet.
An RA is an organization that verifies the identity of individuals using Direct messaging. Identity verification helps further security by verifying that users “are who they say they are.”
A CA is an organization that issues digital certificates to Direct messaging organizations and users. Certificates help to ensure that Direct messaging is secure.
This accreditation is through DirectTrust, a pioneer in the technical trust and confidence in the secure exchange of healthcare information.
To access Direct Secure Messaging HISP Practice Statement and Certificate Practice Statement links are provided below:
ONC 2015 Edition Health Information
HIT Vendor: Updox
Date Certified: 7/20/2017
Certificate #: 15.04.04.2484.Updo.220.127.116.11720
Version: 2016.1 (if using the new Updox Patient Engagement Portal)
Date Certified: 7/20/2017
Certificate #: 15.04.04.2484.Updo.18.104.22.168720
- 170.315 (d)(1) Authentication, Access Control, Authorization
- 170.315 (d)(2) Auditable Events and Tamper-resistance
- 170.315 (d)(3) Audit Reports
- 170.315 (d)(5) Automatic Access Timeout
- 170.315 (d)(7) End User Device Encryption
- 170.315 (d)(9) Trusted Connection
- 170.315 (e)(1) View, Download, Transmit
- 170.315 (e)(2) Secure Messaging
- 170.315 (g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording
- 170.315 (g)(4) Quality System Management
- 170.315 (g)(5) Accessibility Centered Design
- 170.315 (g)(6) Consolidated CDA Creation Performance
- 170.315 (h)(2) Direct Project, Edge Protocol, and XDR/XDM
ONC Certified Health IT Products List (CHPL)
Clinical Quality Measures
- None (not applicable to Updox services)
Additional Software Required
- Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) software
Updox is ONC Health IT 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This functionality allows practice/hospital users to securely exchange Direct messages with external providers. Direct messages may include clinical data, notes, and other healthcare related information. The process for sending/receiving Direct messages varies depending on the EHR vendor partnered with Updox.
This functionality allows practice/hospital users to send and receive secure messages to/from patients using the Updox Patient Portal. The process for sending/receiving secure messages varies depending on the EHR vendor partnered with Updox.
This functionality enables a practice/hospital to give their patients online access to their health information, exchange secure messages with providers, and transmit clinical care summaries to other parties using Direct messaging or standard email. The Patient Portal is associated with a single practice/hospital.
Costs or Fees
This product may require a one-time integration fee, monthly Direct messaging subscription per address, monthly Patient Portal subscription per provider, and identity verification fee per attempt. The applicable costs are specified in the business contracts between Updox and its EHR vendor partners.