Certifications & Accreditations
At Sagis, we ensure top-tier diagnostic services and proudly uphold the highest standards of pathology excellence with our CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory.
Sagis consistently achieves and surpasses the regulatory demands outlined by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CLIA/CMS), alongside successfully navigating the accreditation process administered by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
Our unwavering commitment to these rigorous standards ensures precise test results and accurate patient diagnoses. Furthermore, these principles equip us to adapt effectively to the rapid changes in laboratory medicine and evolving technology.
HIPAA Security Rule Compliance
Houston, TX – Sagis, PLLC, completed its HIPAA audit on Monday, October 9, 2023. This independent review of our information security control structure demonstrates our compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets a national standard for the protection of consumers’ Protected Health Information (PHI) and electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) by mandating risk management best practices and physical, administrative, and technical safeguards.
HIPAA was established to provide greater transparency for individuals whose information may be at risk, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights enforces compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
The goal of the HIPAA Security Rule is to create security for ePHI by ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI, protecting against threats, protecting against unpermitted disclosures, and ensuring workforce compliance.
“We determined from our review that Sagis, PLLC has good technical controls in place in accordance with industry-accepted standards, and appropriate physical and environmental controls and is in compliance with all HIPAA Security Rule standards,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “KirkpatrickPrice’s independent audit determined that all access controls to ePHI stored on Sagis, PLLC systems are in compliance with HIPAA requirements.”
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls.
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