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HIPAA STATEMENT

Poctor is a seamless, secure, mixed media, communication and data management solution. Our network meets or exceeds required regulations safeguarding electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).

WHAT IS HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title II enacted in 1996 set federal standards for the electronic use, disclosure, privacy and security of protected health information. Organizations subject to the Privacy Rule are called “covered entities”. A primary goal of HIPAA is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the continuous exchange of data in order to provide high quality health care.

WHAT IS HITECH?

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) passed in 2009 expanded on the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules. As such, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (“Megarule”) in early 2013 to raise the national standards for the management of secure ePHI. The Megarule requires that business associates and subcontractors of covered entities fully comply with HIPAA.

To view the HIPAA Omnibus Rule as well as additional information visit the HHS website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa

DOES POCTOR SATISFY HIPAA/HITECH REQUIREMENTS?

Poctor is built on a foundation of security and scalability. As a HIPAA compliant business associate we adhere to the required technical, physical, administrative and organizational security standards. These include strict access controls, unique user identification on our network, automatic logoff, end-to-end encryption, audit controls, data integrity, and limited data storage on mobile devices.