The HIPAA Security Rule applies to all health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and to any healthcare provider who transmits protected health information (PHI) in electronic form, or electronic protected health information (ePHI). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, those that fall under this category are known and referred to as Covered Entities (CE).
Online Tech provides HIPAA compliant hosting for organizations that process electronic healthcare transactions including healthcare providers, healthcare software providers (Software-as-a-Service, SaaS) and other healthcare employers. Electronic patient care reporting, or ePCR software, is one example of patient medical and personal data that must be transferred, saved and accessed in a secure, HIPAA compliant environment. Read more about what a HIPAA Compliant Data Center should entail.
The following is a more specific list of who needs to be HIPAA compliant:
Note: ‘HIPAA certified’ is not the same as ‘HIPAA compliant.’ No third party or hosting provider can make your organization HIPAA compliant. There is also no certification program recognized by the federal governing body of the HIPAA standard, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
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