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Hippa Compliance

Greetings,

We have developed a web based medical office / hospital management & billing software which includes the following modules:

- Office - Instant Messaging
- Office - Web Based Email
- Patients - Patients Scheduling
- Patients - Patients Management
- Patients - Exams Management
- Patients - Image Viewer
- Patients - Electronic Health/Medical Record
- Equipment Management
- Marketing (FAX, EMAIL, SMS)
- IVR
- Billing Preparation
- Electronic Billing Submission
- Web Site Administration
- Users Administration
- Content Management System

Our client requires that our software will meet Hipaa Compliance. How do we go about it?

Thanks you in advance.
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Rich Rumble

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi,
HIPPA is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Most of the medical institutes undergo for this. For more info check
www.hipaacomply.com
or
www.complianceonline.com
Rgds/Mahesh
Rich Rumble

Hipaa compliance is about keeping patient data secure, not only it's storage, but it's electronic and physical safeguards.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIPAA
-rich
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Hi Guys,

Thank you for the feedback.

Our client requires that our software will meet Hipaa Compliance. How do we go about it?

Can you give us or point us to a list of specific requirments that we need to meet? Or, can you refer us to a person/company who can?

Eric
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Rich Rumble

Your software should to use encryption, proper custody tracking, and other safe guards. Security is a process, not a program... There is no real certification for hipaa software compliance... there are suggestions and guidelines: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid14_gci857626,00.html
Read the "Technical rule" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIPAA#The_Security_Rule

You need reasonable security measures, it doesn't have to be fort knox, but it should be better than a vending machine if you get my drift.
-rich
web4net

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Thank you for this great answer.

Do you know of any professional who can review our software and determine if we meet HIPAA reasonable security measures?
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