HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation,which provides data privacy and security provisions to safeguard medical information.
HIPAA isapplicable forany medical practice, health insurance plan, third-party clearinghouse, or any businesses involved with healthcare abiding by all the mandates of HIPAA, ensuring that patient information is kept confidential and secure and has a number of components to consider for an entity that lawfully must be compliant. These entities are also referred to as "covered entities."
HIPAAis divided into 5 Titles out of which Title 2 defines the requirements for data security and privacy of personally identifiable health care information (PHI).
Title 2 defines the policies, procedures and guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information as well as outlining numerous offenses relating to health care and sets civil and criminal penalties for violations.
The HIPAA Title 2 is primely divided into followingparts:
QRC follows a well-documented approach to work alongside our clients aiding them in attaining their compliance goals. This require a Well documented execution plan along with defined milestones.
HIPAA certification process involves the following major steps:
Companies who are HIPAA compliant significantly reduce their risk of a breach, and therefore, their exposure to penalties and reduce the reputation loss.
Increased credibility, trust and confidence of partners and customers:
When your business in HIPAA compliant, you can demonstrate to everyone who is associated with your business that, their information is secure with you.The enhanced trust will ultimately result in increased business.
Protecting Image and Reputation:
Complying with the requirements of standard helps an entity to reduce reputation loss because, if the data has been compromised, it has negative affect on business reputation.