Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is the United States legislation that sets the standard for protecting and safeguarding sensitive patient data.
It modernizes the flow of healthcare information and stipulates how Protected Health Information (PHI) maintained by the healthcare and healthcare insurance industries should be protected from fraud. It outlines both security policies and privacy policies for handling PHI.
HIPAA Compliance prohibits the improper usage and disclosure of PHI to unauthorized persons. A healthcare data breach and/or failure in providing access of PHI to patients, could result in a fine as high as $1.5 million.
Klassify can help:
- Discover the sources of Protected Health Information (PHI) within an organisation, including all PHI that is created, received, maintained or transmitted
- Apply visual and metadata labels to steer additional security controls and solutions
- Educate users about the sensitivity of data while ensuring abidance to corporate policy
- Calculate Risk Levels based on sensitive data discovery