HIPAA/HITRUST Compliance In UK

HIPAA/HITRUST Compliance In UK2022-12-05T05:35:30+00:00
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What is HIPAA Act? 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 1996 or simply HIPAAis a federal law that shields the disclosure of patients Protected Health Information (PHI) in the US and for their business associates worldwide. HIPAA Compliance is considered a vital culture that healthcare entities must integrate into their business to secure the privacy, integrity, and security of sensitive patient health information.  

Healthcare organizations in the United States and their business associates worldwide that includes healthcare entities in the UK, need to comply with the HIPAA / HITECH Regulation. 

With the introduction of the HIPAA Omnibus rule, all business associates in the chain of healthcare support will require HIPAA Certification. They also need a HIPAA Compliance Hosting solution to store protected health information in the public cloud or on dedicated servers. HITRUST is the recommended framework that provides an integrated security approach and a way to demonstrate HIPAA Compliance. Get a fully managed and comprehensive HIPAA Compliance HostingSolution in the UK from our qualified and well-experienced HIPAA consultants. 

ValueMentorHIPAA/ HITRUST Compliance Services 

Our Approach

ValueMentor helps organization an achieve HIPAA Compliance by implementing HITRUST CSF in a phase-wise approach. Hence, the HIPAA Certification is otherwise known as HITRUST Certification. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is Protected Health Information or PHI?2022-12-05T05:31:10+00:00

Protected health information (PHI) represents information about health status, healthcare treatment, or healthcare payment created or collected by a Covered Entity or Business Associate about a specific individual. There are 18 data points classified by HIPAA that fall under PHI, ranging from names to URLs, IP address numbers to any other unique identifying number, code, or traits that trace back to the individual patient.

 

2. What is a Covered Entity?2022-12-05T05:33:01+00:00

Covered Entities point to organizations, institutions, or individuals who electronically transfer any health information relating to transactions for which HIPAA has adopted standards. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Covered Entities splits into three categories: (1) health plans, (2) healthcare clearinghouses, and (3) healthcare providers.

3. What are the liabilities for HIPAA non-compliance?2022-12-05T05:33:51+00:00

Fines or penalties can rise to $250,000 for violations or imprisonment up to 10 years for knowing abuse or mishandling of individual health information.

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