The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services introduced the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996, and it has gone through many iterations and modifications.
And in over 25 years since it became law, the IT and cyber security landscapes have changed so much that HIPAA IT compliance today is almost unrecognizable from just a few years ago.
At the core of this health sector regulation is the handling of individually identifiable health information for patients. A covered entity under this law has a long list of requirements when it comes to what kind of patient data is allowed to be stored or transmitted to business associates.
HIPAA rules are extensive, and understanding the full impact on a business is not something that you can take lightly.
Ultimately, this translates into an obligation for covered entities to have HIPAA-compliant physical, network, storage, and process security measures in place.
The regulations also contain specific security rule implementations for different forms of data collection, as well as restrictions on what kind of data you can transmit to a business associate.
Achieving and maintaining compliance in a fast-changing landscape of new security rule announcements and new types of cyber threats requires the expertise of a dedicated team.
And with Charlotte IT Solutions, you can have that kind of team working for you without the costs of hiring an in-house team.