Title II of HIPPA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. This is intended to help people keep their information private.
We will take you through the duties imposed by HIPPA. We will also help you identify information that is subject to HIPPA and explain some of the protections afforded by the applications and technologies to protect this data.
In order to quote a little from the legislation, a paraphrasing from section 1173 is as follows:
"Each person who maintains or transmits health information shall maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards:
to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the information
to protect against any reasonably anticipated
threats or hazards to the security or integrity of...