Is My Website HIPAA Compliant? A HIPAA Compliance Checklist
Note: this article is the third in a five-part article series on healthcare website development and medical website design.
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As a healthcare professional, you are no doubt deeply familiar with HIPAA compliance, the practice of maintaining the integrity and privacy of your patients’ medical records and other healthcare information. This can be tricky enough when you’re dealing with intranets and internal systems
; but when you’re maintaining a website or regularly transmitting data electronically, HIPAA compliance becomes even more difficult. Below, Clarity has created a “HIPAA compliance checklist” for you to browse as you determine whether your website is HIPAA compliant.
Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist
If you currently maintain a medical practice website or are planning a website design solution, ask yourself:
- Is all of my data encrypted? This includes not just transmitted data, but also archived or stored data.
- Can I properly dispose of my data? This means deleting all backups and archives, or any instance in which the data in question is stored on your server.
- Do I have a HIPAA Privacy Officer? The integral role is designated to make sure your practice is up-to-date and adhering to all private, state, and federal rules and regulations.
- Is a copy of my HIPAA policy clearly displayed on my website? This will keep you compliant with HIPAA standards and put your patients at ease.
Medical Website Security Features
Not only is SSL widely used in credit card transactions and the transmission of other sensitive data, but it also generally meets HIPAA’s own set of standards regarding data security and encryption.
The easiest way to maintain medical website security is to use a system like SSL. Not only is SSL widely used in secure credit card transactions
and the transmission of other sensitive data, but it also generally meets HIPAA’s own set of standards regarding data security and encryption. Other medical website security features include a system for routinely auditing your website; keeping your server up to date; and investing in a top-notch data disposal system.
HIPAA Compliant Web Design in Austin, TX
From PCI-DSS standards (secure credit card transactions) to HIPAA compliance, Clarity Ventures understands web security and its critical importance in upholding the integrity and vitality of your organization. We can not just consult with you about medical website security standards; we can also securely integrate your website with internal systems, CRM systems, ERP systems, and more. Ultimately, we want to build you a system that allows you to access information as efficiently as possible without risking any integrity. Speak to a representative today to learn more.
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