HIPAA Privacy Florida

Information about HIPAA Privacy

What is HIPAA Privacy and Compliance?

The HIPAA Privacy in Florida is covered by the all embracing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, which sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Entities dealing with protected health information (PHI) must put in place physical, network, and process security measures; non-compliance results in heavy fines. Rules on HIPAA Privacy in Florida apply to individuals/organizations; physicians, nursing homes, health insurance companies, Medicare. HIPAA extended medical privacy standards to include health care businesses not directly subject to HIPAA.

The HIPAA Security Rule delineates requirements to continuously secure electronic protected health information (EPHI), as it moves through the healthcare system. Healthcare organizations, providers, payers, and clearinghouses must protect EPHI. InfoSight Inc. offers services and solutions including administrative procedures, technical security mechanisms, and physical safeguards, to ensure compliance with the rules on HIPAA Privacy in Florida. There are also HIPAA guidelines on how entities can use and disclose PHI and data that can reveal a patient's identity, directly or indirectly.

InfoSight Inc. will host your data, strictly observing rules for HIPAA Privacy in Florida; we are a compliant hosting provider, with administrative, physical and technical safeguards in place, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The physical and technical safeguards are relevant to services provided by HIPAA compliant hosting; Physical/Technical safeguards, Audit reports, Tracking logs, Technical policies, Network, or transmission, as listed, with details on what makes up HIPAA compliant Data Centers.

A Supplemental Act was passed in 2009, The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act; it supports the enforcement of HIPAA requirements, by raising the penalties of health organizations that violate HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The HITECH Act emerged in response to health technology development and increased use, storage, and transmittal of electronic health information. Partner with us; learn more.

If you would like more information regarding HIPAA Privacy in Florida, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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