As of September 23, 2013, regulations mandated by the Health and Human Services (HHS) agency went into effect for HIPAA Privacy and Security. The law now requires that businesses collecting personal information online such has health history and insurance information, must have a secure form for the processing and transmission of this data. That is, it must be HIPAA-compliant.
In general, for a web site to be HIPAA-compliant, all protected health information (PHI) must at a minimum go through these steps:
- Transport Encryption
- Secure Backup and Storage Encryption
- Authorized Access Only
- Data Integrity (cannot be altered)
- Permanent Disposal (when no longer needed)
Having an online (secure) form makes it easy and efficient to sign up new patients, and in the long term, manage patient relationships. Dr. Sadesh Kumar and Wickham Dental Care is our latest client to utilize our secure portal. To see an example of the form, go to http://www.newsmile4you.com/patient-resources/patient-forms/.
For more information on our secure data solutions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.