APSC

Accredited Payables Solution Consultant

The Accredited Payables Solutions Consultant (APSC) is designed for providers in the AP marketplace. The APSC accreditation demonstrates the knowledge and skills required for providers who have an overall understanding of AP processes. APSC Certification is open to all persons and companies that supply a product or service to the accounts payable community. The certification is administered by The Accounts Payable Network, and its selected agents, to those who successfully complete the examination and maintain continuing professional education standards. Certification is granted for a two-year period, and renewable for those who continue to meet these standards.

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HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, which requires covered entities and business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.

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ISO 14001

Environmental Management

ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 provides assurance to clients and stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved upon.

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ISO 27001

Information Security Management

The objective of the standard itself is to "provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System". Regarding its adoption, this should be a strategic decision. Further, "The design and implementation of an organization's ISMS is influenced by their needs and objectives, security requirements, the process employed and the size and structure of the organization". 

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ISO 9001

Organization Quality Management

ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization (1) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and (2) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system for continual improvement of processes and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

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