HIPAA Privacy and Information Security Guidelines

Information Security is not just a necessity for running a successful company, for businesses interacting with medical data, it's a government mandate. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidelines for what's protected, who's covered, and what you need to do in order to make sure your data is safe. HIPAA often sounds big an scary, but it's important to remember that HIPAA is here to protect practices as well as their patients by ensuring everyone who interacts with patient data meets minimum safety measures. From doctors to clearinghouses to insurance carriers and even us here at MegaEasy, HIPAA ensures privacy and security for patient's across the country. The full HIPAA regulations are available online on the Health and Human Services website at www.hhs.gov/hipaa/, but we've summed up the basic things you need to know in order to protect your patients and meet HIPAA regulations.