Medical Privacy

Information about Medical Privacy

What is Medical Privacy?

Medical Privacy is at the heart of the HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data, by stating how these entities can use and disclose protected info PHI. Any entity that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and strictly followed. Our experts at InfoSight Inc. offer you the necessary guidance to navigate HIPAA and implement custom-built IT solutions.

The HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule defines the requirements to continuously secure electronic protected health information (EPHI) as it traverses the healthcare system. Healthcare organizations, providers, payers, and clearinghouses must protect EPHI. InfoSight Managed Network Security solutions enforce administrative procedures, technical security mechanisms, services, and physical safeguards to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Medical Privacy and Security Rules.

InfoSight will host your data with a HIPAA; 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. Physical and technical safeguards are relevant to services provided by our HIPAA compliant hosting; we cover all, by Physical/ Technical safeguards, Audit reports, Technical policies, Network, and transmission, also details on what constitutes a HIPAA compliant data center, and HIPAA Medical Privacy rules.

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

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