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Medical transcription and documentation company completes its first Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit
ENGLEWOOD, NJ, April 20, 2016 – Silent Type, Inc., a leading provider of medical transcription and documentation services, announced the successful completion of its first Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit.
“Silent Type’s focus on strong internal controls is evident in this report,” says Tim Roncevich, Partner at SSAE 16 Professionals. “The successful completion of this audit is a testament to Silent Type’s integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its customers.”
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) issued an Interpretation under AT Section 101 permitting service auditors to issue reports that are not specifically focused on internal controls over financial reporting. These reports will now be considered SOC 2 reports and focus on controls at a service organization relevant to the Trust Services principles.
The Silent Type audit was conducted in accordance with the AICPA SOC reporting standards by SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, which is a full service accounting firm providing SOC 2 Type I and Type II audits. SSAE 16 Professionals evaluated Silent Type’s design and operating effectiveness of internal controls and processes related to the Security and Availability Trust Services Principles. The firm has found that Silent Type has met or exceeded the expectations and is fully compliant to the standard.
About SOC 2 Reports
A SOC 2 report falls under the AICPA AT 101 guidelines and can also be either a Type I or a Type II. Whereas SSAE 16 (SOC 1) reports are used for audits of controls that impact a user organization’s internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR), SOC 2 reports are intended for service organizations whose services do not impact ICFR. The typical users of a SOC 2 report will include prospective clients of the service organization, management of the service organization, and independent auditors providing services to the user organizations. The SOC 2 audit covers operational and/or regulatory compliance controls and follows pre-defined trust services principles and criteria.
About Silent Type, Inc.
Silent Type is a leading provider of medical transcription and documentation management services for health care providers. With more than 30 years of industry experience, the company has earned a reputation for reliability, integrity and responsiveness. Silent Type offers documentation management and archiving, as well as technology that enables clinicians to dictate by iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, voice recorder or telephone. For more information, please visit www.silenttype.com.
About SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP
SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP is a leading firm specializing in SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audits and readiness assessments. Each of its professionals has more than 10 years of relevant experience at “Big 4” and other large international or regional accounting firms. Each professional is certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), and/or MBA (Master of Business Administration). For more information, please visit www.SSAE16Professionals.com.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J.—Silent Type, Inc., a provider of medical dictation, transcription and document management services, has released a dictation app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, offering physicians a time-saving tool for recording, storing and saving documentation.
The Silent Type app was designed to enhance physician workflow, said Marilyn Trapani, Silent Type President and CEO.
“Technology too often gets in the way of physicians and their patients. The Silent Type dictation app fits easily within their workflow, allowing doctors to dictate, save and transfer audio files directly from their device, without having to sync with a desktop machine or use multiple logins,” Trapani said.
Recent research suggests that doctors are adopting mobile devices at an increasing rate, especially devices developed by Apple, Inc. Data released in May 2011 by Manhattan Research indicates that 75 percent of doctors own an Apple mobile device. Thirty percent of physicians use Apple iPads to access electronic health records (EHRs), while 28 percent of physicians without an iPad plan to purchase one in 2011.
- Dictate and store notes for all patient cases, regardless of where patients are being treated.
- Send dictation to Silent Type for transcription any time, using a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.
- Upload completed dictation via secure connection to the appropriate facility’s documentation system.
- Save patient demographics on the device.
- Use one login to transfer files to multiple facilities.
Completed transcriptions can be viewed on a facility’s electronic system or by logging in to STARS® (Silent Type Automated Records System). The Silent Type app is HIPAA compliant.
The app is available for purchase on iTunes for $4.99.