- Is Slack HIPAA compliant?
HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Phew, now that we’ve gotten the acronyms out of the way…
Prior to 2003, the HIPAA laws had no enforcement provisions, meaning that while the HHS had issued Privacy and Security rules, they were really just asking nicely for providers to comply.
If you want to know “What is the purpose of HIPAA?”, then you’ve come to the right place.
HIPAA compliance can be confusing. Is it HIPAA or HIPPA? Do I need to be HIPAA compliant? Who enforces HIPAA? Gazelle Consulting is here to answer your questions and help you to achieve compliance quickly and painlessly!
If you provide software services for healthcare providers or are a healthcare provider that manages an internal software system to store and transmit PHI, you might be wondering whether Amazon AWS is a HIPAA compliant solution. Amazon has made it clear that AWS is an eligible candidate to consider when deciding how to build your HIPAA compliant system.
Ever since its advent, critics of the HIPAA regulations have been crying about the unnecessary regulatory burden to anyone who will listen. A common complaint is that HIPAA, a subtitle of the HITECH Act, was partly intended to improve access to critical health data, but instead hamstrings medical providers’ ability to respond to unusual circumstances.
As the healthcare industry in the United States keeps pace with our unfolding technological future, many forward-thinking organizations are embarking down the path of building web based products for healthcare providers. However, as many tech companies come to realize, when you dip a toe into murky waters of the healthcare industry, you pull your foot out covered in messy compliance regulations.
We often associate data breaches with nefarious hackers and shady dealings. But, according to redpixie.com, about 20% of all data leaks are due to human error from employees within the organization. Last month a stunning example of this kind of gross negligence occurred.