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HIPAA

HIPAA - HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a set of Confidentiality and Integrity controls for patients protected health information (PHI).

The health care industry is subject to HIPAA requirement that standardize patients’ health information and institute patient and provider identifiers. HIPAA regulates the privacy standards for patients’ data. The data protection requirements within HIPAA include:

  • The privacy Rule which establishes regulations for the use and disclosure of protected Health Information (PHI).
  • The security rule which lays out three (3) types of security safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patient health information. These safeguards are namely administrative, physical and technical.
  • The enforcement rule which sets civil penalties for violating HIPAA rules and establishes procedures for investigations and hearings for HIPAA violations.

SKYNET assists organizations meet HIPAA confidentiality, integrity and auditability requirement for protected health information where ever it is stores while allowing system administrator to perform their data management tasks securely. Contact SKYNET for more information.