Your healthcare information is among the most private and the most valuable information that you have. As a result, the Federal Government has taken steps over the years to make sure your healthcare information is protected by the organizations and institutions you trust in to serve you. In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law. Per the Department of Health and Human Services, “The Privacy Rule, or Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information. The Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (the Security Rule) establish a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in electronic form.” Additionally, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009 further addressed the electronic transmission of health information under HIPAA.
Our Commitment to HIPAA Compliance
The sensitive nature of protected health information (PHI) and electronic protected health information (ePHI) makes data security and data privacy of the utmost importance to CaringWays. It is part of our overall commitment to the clients we serve. CaringWays is fully committed to maintaining the technical, physical, and administrative safeguards required by law and required by our abiding dedication to protecting our client’s privacy and safety.
To address and maintain these high standards, CaringWays has a HIPAA Security and Privacy team responsible for maintaining policies and procedures required under the law, conducting annual risk assessments and risk response efforts, quarterly technical testing, and regularly training our employees. Moreover, the CaringWays team remains up to date with industry best practices related to HIPAA Security and Privacy to maintain vigilance in today’s changing digital landscape. For more information on HIPAA, please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/index.html
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