HIPAA Compliance

 

What is the HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA or Kennedy-Kassebaum Act) is a US Congressional law passed by the 104th US Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton on August 21, 1996.

The act modernized the flow of healthcare information, specified how personally identifiable information held by the healthcare and health insurance industries should be protected from fraud and theft and addressed certain restrictions on health insurance coverage.

It prohibits healthcare providers and companies in the healthcare industry, known as covered entities, from disclosing protected information to anyone other than the patient and the patient's authorized representatives without the patient's consent. With limited exceptions, it does not restrict patients from receiving information about themselves.

The law does not prohibit patients from voluntarily sharing their health information in any way, nor does it require confidentiality when a patient discloses medical information to family members, friends, or others who are not part of a covered entity.

How does Cypherdog support you in this area?

Encryption is one of the basic techniques and principles for implementing any policy to protect data and prevent data loss. Cypherdog enables the encryption of personal data, both: stored and transmitted. In its solutions, Cypherdog uses cryptographic methods based on asymmetric algorithms, thus guaranteeing the highest level of protection. It’s worth adding that there is no “trusted” third-party access. Cypherdog is a great technical tool for data loss prevention and protects your company against data leaks.