The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standards by which health personnel (covered entities) and business associates (parties who may have access) are to deal with patient health information (PHI) which is often times now discussed, transmitted, and even stored electronically, i.e., SMS text, Instant Messaging (IM), the hard drive on a copy machine, or a work use laptop.
When it comes to compliance, like other markets, healthcare has its own standards, rules, and regulations. One such instance is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA is a protective federal law that requires a patient’s health information to be secured and remain confidential; this right to privacy is covered by a number of guidelines that call for HIPAA enforcement.
ISI and Verba Technologies have a new integrated Ethical Wall solution that helps companies enforce compliance policies and adhere to specific industry communications regulations.