Protecting electronic data is already a high priority. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to safeguard patient health information, met new challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With increasing digital healthcare options such as telehealth appointments and online check in, many healthcare providers need assistance managing HIPAA requirements.
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA law is a federal law, created to protect sensitive information and prevent disclosure without patient consent. Securing online information is increasingly important in today’s world, with so much information exchanged over the Internet and constant threats from cyberattacks. When medical organizations and facilities abide by HIPAA law, alongside sophisticated IT security protection, they help protect personal healthcare data from finding its way into the wrong hands.
What information is protected by HIPAA?
HIPAA protects patient health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII). Some examples of protected information are medical records and insurance information, but some other types of information are included. It is important to know exactly what is covered so you won’t be subject to HIPAA violations.
To protect this information, you need to address your electronic data from the standpoint of network security. As an experienced IT support and consulting firm, QualityIP is knowledgeable regarding the methods necessary to protect sensitive data, such as personal healthcare information covered by HIPAA. We can help you assess what information you need to protect, and then we can handle the steps toward meeting compliance.
How do I adhere to HIPAA compliance requirements?
Many medical groups and healthcare organizations ask this question. Adhering to HIPAA requirements is easier with a strategic advisor who can help navigate that path. QualityIP has built a portfolio of products to help you meet compliance.
Who is required to follow HIPPA Requirements?
All medical organizations that have PHI or PII are required to follow HIPAA guidelines. In addition, The Affordable Care Act has resulted in an increasing number of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQACs) that must also be in compliance.
If you are unsure if you need to comply with HIPAA, QualityIP can help you assess that information based on our HIPAA compliance checklist.
What is a HIPAA compliance checklist?
QualityIP knows the steps that must be taken to meet all of the requirements of a HIPPA compliance checklist. We will carefully address each step to help you achieve full HIPAA compliance.
Your HIPAA Compliance Partner
As you seek full compliance with HIPAA, particularly in the face of an ever-changing healthcare atmosphere, QualityIP wants to help. Contact us so we can assess your needs and provide a clear path to HIPAA compliance.