What is HIPAA?
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which among other things sets forth privacy and security provisions for the protection of medical information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule addresses the use and disclosure of individuals' health information called "Protected Health Information (PHI)."
Why do you need HIPAA?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to ensure that an individual's health information is appropriately protected, while allowing for the protection of an individual's necessary health information that is needed to provide and support quality health care. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits necessary uses of information while protecting the privacy of people seeking health care.
If your organization is required to be HIPAA compliant, we can provide audit work to determine HIPAA compliance status and assist with the preparation of supporting documentation.