Coviu is now a HIPAA compliant telehealth solution
Privacy and security have always been our main priorities.
That's why, in addition to meeting all domestic legal requirements, we are excited to announce that Coviu is officially HIPAA compliant!
This is a testament to our existing robust security framework, and our promise to continue treating your sensitive data with the utmost care.
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal US Law, that implemented national standards for the collection, storing, and disclosing of protected health information (PHI).
What is HIPAA compliance?
The term ‘HIPAA Compliance’ is known worldwide as a standard for regulating a company’s security and privacy framework.
HIPAA compliance means your organisation has implemented the necessary controls and safeguards to 'ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information'.
How does a business become HIPAA compliant?
Although an organisation might meet certain HIPAA requirements at first glance, they are not officially compliant until they complete a rigorous checklist.
Some of the activities in the checklist include:
- Risk assessments
- Contingency planning
- Whole of staff security training
- Physical safeguards (control facility access, workstation and device security)
- Network encryption
- Documentation and more...
Remaining HIPAA compliant is an ongoing process that requires regular risk analysis, audits and updating of procedures.
We are currently preparing Business Associate Agreements for those who are interested in utilising HIPAA. Please contact us for more information.