Melissa’s Trust and Compliance Checklist Promotes Comprehensive Enterprise Data Quality

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Company Receives SOC2 Certification; Outlines Criteria for Trusted Data in Banking, Healthcare, Marketing and More

Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced its trust and compliance checklist, helping enterprises understand and evaluate complex criteria for secure, optimized data quality operations. The company is committed to trust and compliance leadership, securing its continued SOC2 certification to validate overall data operations as secure, private and compliant.

“Data is the new oil – fortunes rise and fall based on how well an enterprise protects its value and perfects its handling,” said Bud Walker, vice president, enterprise sales and strategy, Melissa. “Because compliance and trusted credentials impact even operations once considered optional, evaluating the whole picture is essential. Only trusted providers can be held to account for the caretaking and provenance of customer data in an end-to-end process, grounded in compliance at every step.”

Download the trust and compliance checklist for insight on a comprehensive set of certifications and smart criteria to evaluate third party data quality providers, including security, availability, confidentiality, uptime, postal compliance, robust or multisource reference data sets, and full spectrum capabilities designed to scale to enterprise growth. Key criteria for trusted providers include:

  • SOC certification, ensuring availability, confidentiality, security (supporting HTTPS, GDPR, uptime, overall data protection, and handling of Personally Identifiable Information)
  • Healthcare – certified to HIPPA and HITECH standards, and offering tools that provide data quality on-premise, ensuring data never leaves the healthcare organization’s control
  • S. mail compliance – adhering to certifications and licenses such as USPS CASS, PAVE Gold Certified and NCOALink full-service provider
  • International address verification standards – meeting requirements of Canada Post SERP Certified, EIR, Royal Mail, and Deutsche Post
  • Robust identity verification capabilities, for example two-by-two authentication, or data verification from more than one real-time source, ideal for banking initiatives such as Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), as well as Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations

For example, SOC2 validates Melissa’s infrastructure for robust, optimized performance, while additional industry-specific controls ensure compliant yet versatile data handling in diverse applications such as banking, healthcare, and marketing. For additional insight on trust and compliance credentials optimized for enterprise data handling, or to connect with members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit www.melissa.com or call 1-800-MELISSA.

Melissa Drives Secure Healthcare Data with Compliant, On-Premise Tools

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Certified for Privacy and Security, Melissa’s Smart Data Quality Suite Accelerates Patient Onboarding and Routing to Physicians

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – September 26, 2018 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced identity management and verification tools purpose-built to meet healthcare customers’ data processing, support, and security needs worldwide. Certified compliant to SOC2, HIPAA, and HITECH industry regulations, Melissa’s Unison data quality platform and other data verification APIs can be deployed on-premise to ensure sensitive patient data never leaves the organization. Solutions are scalable and flexible to support all types of healthcare groups and agencies, helping providers and their end-users reduce costs, increase efficiency in managing private patient data, and improve the patient experience.

One Fortune 500 customer integrates Melissa geocoding in its healthcare administration platforms to provide distance calculations, needed in determining the nearest options for assigning primary care physicians to patients. Other uses include optimizing route planning for emergency response, enabling hospitals and first responders to calculate the most accurate distance and travel time to patients’ homes or emergency shelters.

“Our healthcare customers are empowered with secure identity and address management, and many see additional value from sophisticated tools they may not have been able to access before. For example, only viable addresses enter their systems, optimizing customer records as well as reducing costs for invalid, returned mail,” said Bud Walker, vice president, enterprise sales and strategy, Melissa. “These are business tools that are truly optimized to meet the needs of global providers. Attention to security and regulatory compliance is our priority, even while we’re able to integrate processes quickly and remain flexible to diverse data needs.”

Melissa’s healthcare customer base includes some of the largest providers worldwide, tapping into data excellence to drive specialized products and services for a broad spectrum of healthcare end-users. Click here for greater insight on Melissa’s Unison data quality platform. To connect with members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit www.melissa.com or call 1-800-MELISSA.

Melissa Data and Blu Sky Form Strategic Alliance to Solve Healthcare Data Management Challenges

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF- January 14, 2014 – Melissa Data, a leading provider of global contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced its strategic alliance with Blu Sky to solve growing data management challengesin healthcare markets. Melissa Data offers a comprehensive platform for data integration and data quality, and Blu Sky provides data capture technologies optimized for EpicCare software deployments used to administer mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated healthcare organizations. By partnering with Melissa Data and its extensive suite of established data quality solutions, healthcare providers have a comprehensive single source for superior data management and compliance.

“Integrated data quality is essential to advancing universal healthcare options, yet the complexities of healthcare data management are evident in today’s headlines,” said Gary Van Roekel, COO, Melissa Data. “As government initiatives catalyze change in the market, our alliance with Blu Sky provides a significant technical and competitive advantage for healthcare CTOs – offering a comprehensive, proven resource for data quality, integration, and capture. Improved and integrated patient data quality will not only help providers reduce the cost of care, but also facilitate better diagnosis and treatment options for patients.”

With this alliance, Melissa Data provides global data quality solutions that verify, standardize, consolidate, and enhance U.S. and international contact data, in combination with a comprehensive Data Integration Suite in Contact Zone, enabling cleansed and enhanced patient data to be transformed and shared securely within a healthcare network. Blu Sky adds subject matter experts to the equation – with deep expertise in the EpicCare software used extensively in healthcare networks to facilitate a “one patient, one record” approach; patient data capture, storage, and management is assured of compliance with a growing range of healthcare regulations, including CASS certification of address results, and HIPAA privacy and security policies.

“Mobile healthcare, connected pharmacy applications, and electronic medical records represent tangible advancements in healthcare accessibility,” said Rick O’Connor, President, Blu Sky. “The same advances increase complexity of data management in the context of HIPAA confidentiality and other industry standards. With a single source to address compliance network-wide, providers are poised for healthcare innovations based on secure, high quality patient information.”

For more information about the healthcare data management alliance between Melissa Data and Blu Sky, contact Annie Shannahan at 360-527-9111, or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).