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Compliance for Mobile Devices


What is it ?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as HIPAA sets forth policies that protect the way patients' medical information are stored and shared. Federal law requires your medical practice to be HIPAA compliant; this means that the way you protect patients medical records and other information adheres to HIPAA standards.

How to become HIPAA compliant ?

In order to be HIPAA compliant you must:

- Analyze the vulnerability of patients electronic medical records that are stored at your office or off-site 
- Make sure that all protected health information (PHI) is encrypted 
- Create and implement policies to address PHI that has been compromised, stolen or misplaced 
- Only work with partners and vendors that can assure the security of your patient's information 
- Give patients electronic access to their medical records within 30 days of any request
- Protect patient information from insurance providers if procedures are paid for out of pocket 
- Share your full privacy policy with patients via individual communications and by publicly posting the policy on your website