What is HIPAA and Why is it Important - An Introduction
Twenty years ago, August 21 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the Unites States Congress and signed by the President. Title II of HIPAA established national standards for electronic healthcare transactions. This legislation provides data privacy and security provisions that are designed to protect health insurance coverage for individuals. Under HIPAA, healthcare organizations are legally required to secure access and spread of their customer’s health data. Violations of HIPAA include penalties that may surpass annual maximum of $1,500,000 and may include imprisonment. For obvious reasons, it is essential to ensure the security of your customers’ data. How is your organization currently handling this information and how is that going to be maintained during the upcoming 2017 Open Enrollment Period?
How Does HIPAA Affect My Organization?
Securing protected health information (PHI) is incredibly important to ensure an organization is operating within US law. ActivePrime has put together a 4 Part Blog Series on getting your organization’s CRM system data HIPAA compliant. In this Blog Series, we share key aspects that form a solid technical foundation upon which to build a HIPAA compliant organization. This includes asset classification, system access, and data encryption.
We hope that you’re as excited about this series as we are. This post will be used as the “table of contents” for future posts in this 4-Part Series. Future posts will link back to this post and provide a jumping off point to all the other posts in the series.