HIPAA Compliance in the United Kingdom
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Akitra provides a comprehensive suite of HIPAA policies and controls to provide a solid compliance foundation, along with automated evidence gathering so that you can prove compliance in the United Kingdom. If you are already compliant, we are here to help you stay compliant by continuously monitoring your company’s IT systems and processes that handle confidential patient information.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, was introduced in 1996 and set a standard for patient data protection. Companies must follow a series of regulatory standards if they handle sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI). All healthcare facilities, including hospitals, doctor offices, and clinics, must choose to outsource their confidential files to HIPAA-compliant companies
PHI is considered health information like diagnostics, treatment information, prescription information, and medical test results. Identification numbers and demographic information such as birth dates, ethnicity, gender, and contact information fall under HIPAA protection.
Appoint a HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer
Train employees on HIPAA Policies and handling PHI properly.
Choose relevant controls and policies from a prewritten library
Implement technical safeguards to protect PHI confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Perform regularly scheduled audits and tests for potential vulnerabilities