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HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Understanding Health Information Privacy

"The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities and their business associates to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information." http://www.hhs.gov/

What does it Mean to be HIPAA Compliant?

To be HIPAA compliant means that all guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services are followed to protect personal health information.

HIPAA compliant information on your system includes:
  • Wellness Readings
  • Wellness Analytics
  • Medication Information
  • Medication Schedule
  • Medication Analytics
  • Care Notes
  • Care Plan
  • Video Calling used for a medical consultation

Additional Information

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
Notice of Privacy Practices

GC-01-OUM-0081, Rev B