What is HIPAA? How Does it Impact Your IT? Why Should You Care?

What is HIPAA
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What is HIPAA? How Does it Impact Your IT? Why Should You Care?

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance portability and accountability. It is an act that came into action on August 21, 1996, by President Bill Clinton. HIPAA has two main purposes behind its establishment. 1) To provide health insurance coverage to various individuals who tend to lose or change their job. 2) Digitalize and standardize the transmission of healthcare information to secure and make medical information private.

HIPAA comprises of five sections (or titles):

  1. Title I: HIPAA health insurance platform
  2. Title II: HIPAA Administrative simplifications
  3. Title III: HIPAA provisions related to tax matters
  4. Title IV: Enforcement and application of Group Health plan requirements
  5. Title V: Revenue offsets

How does HIPAA impact your IT?

HIPAA aims to digitalize the processing of medical information and make it more secure and private. It makes the information more secure and tough for any digital hacker or threat to get information. Moreover, it improves the IT system and tends to create more jobs in the process of digitalizing the system.  So, HIPAA impacts IT system very positively and digitalize the entire system to make the information secure and private.

Understanding HIPAA Compliance on cloud

Why you should care about it?

Data breaches take place every day in the world and they just don’t happen with big companies with high data turnover, but also small companies are at high risk of getting digital threats and becoming a victim.

No matter how big or small your company is, you must ensure effective measures to safeguard and protect your data. HIPAA compliances make sure that those effective measures are very well established.

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