The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is the result of efforts by the federal government to ensure healthcare data practices allow patients to easily move jobs, insurance, and/or healthcare providers.
The goals and objectives of this legislation are to streamline industry inefficiencies, reduce paperwork, make it easier to detect and prosecute fraud and abuse, while enabling workers of all professions to change jobs easily even if they (or family members) had pre-existing medical conditions.
HIPAA requires the ability to establish and maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. Healthcare organizations are required to individually assess their security and privacy requirements and take suitable measures to implement electronic data protection (both in transit and in storage). As proposed, a HIPAA-compliant information system must include a combination of administrative procedures, physical safeguards, and technical measures to protect patient information while it is stored and transmitted across communications networks. IDrive Inc. provides critical data security protection without compromising patient privacy and can help customers achieve HIPAA compliance.