Why is HIPAA relevant when building a healthcare application?

Question

Why is HIPAA necessary when building a healthcare application?

Applies To

  • HIPAA
  • Compliance

Answer

Healthcare applications may involve the electronic exchange of PHI (protected health information), which is protected under HIPAA regulations.

For the electronic exchange of protected health information, it’s important to consider the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and HITECH Act. It’s also important that you choose a communications platform that is compatible with the HIPAA standards.

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