Duty of Care for HIPAA Compliance
Covered entities are companies subject to HIPAA regulations. This encompasses doctors, pharmacies, and nursing homes that transfer medical information, often referred to as electronic medical records (EMR), electronic health records (EHR), or (electronic) protected health information (PHI or ePHI). Covered entities also include health insurance companies, HMOs, government agencies that subsidize health care (Medicare), and military and veterans’ organizations.
Sharing this information has become an important part of modern healthcare, but HIPAA compliance also creates a burden for medical providers. We can’t stress this enough: Covered entities bear the final responsibility for their compliance with all HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
Here we offer a HIPAA compliant checklist so you can be prepared for HIPAA requirements for your website.