Should you make your
Website HIPAA Compliant
and  Why ?

HIPAA regulations for website

The internet is such a vast and ever-changing landscape, at times HIPAA regulations for websites may look vague. A HIPAA compliant website is only required if the website is used to collect, display, store, process, or transmit PHI. If your website simply showcases your company, provides contact information, and lists the services you provide, then there are no HIPAA requirements for your website. Before using a website to collect, process, store, or transmit PHI, you must make the website HIPAA compliant. You must also comply with HIPAA if patient information is stored on a server that is connected to your website. Hence take necessary steps to secure PHI, have control over who accesses it and also partner with HIPAA complaint organizations to protect your patient’s privacy and avoid violations and fines.

Four HIPAA Compliance Rules

Four HIPAA security rules further define how covered entities and business associates safeguard protected health information. The four rules are:
  • HIPAA Privacy
  • HIPAA Security
  • HIPAA Enforcement
  • HIPAA Breach Notification

HIPAA Security Checklist

The U.S. government mandates that certain precautions ensure the safety of sensitive data. If your organization works with ePHI (electronically protected health information), it is important to comply with HIPAA. The penalties for not complying with HIPAA can be severe: criminal charges, up to $1.5 million in fines, and liability in civil suits. As such, it is of paramount importance that all entities covered by HIPAA’s stipulations and engage in periodic compliance checks.

1.  HIPAA Administrative Safeguards Checklist

2.  HIPAA Physical Safeguards Checklist

3.  HIPAA Technical Safeguards Checklist

As such, there are a few more considerations you should make to ensure your organization is compliant with HIPAA. Check all vital assessments conducted by contractors/businesses with adequate security expertise.

  • Keep Compliance documentation in place.
  • Document all relevant compliance information (policies, procedures, assessment results, security reports, audit reports, etc.)
  • Reassess organization HIPAA compliance periodically.
  • Get HIPAA lawyer assessed your organization’s compliance reports

EZOVION Services to Make your Website HIPAA Compliant

Website design:

We have employed a team of designers who are professionals and know all the information and act accordingly to make your website, stores, and online catalogues in compliance with HIPAA.

Address Design issues related to HIPAA compliance:

  • Ensuring that information being transmitted is always encrypted
  • Implementing safeguards to prevent tampering
  • Hosting websites on servers that are secured with HIPAA security rules or a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement
  • Limiting access to PHI to authorized staff
  • Backing up all PHI information in ways that ensure the data is recoverable

Here are several steps we implement to make sure you have a HIPAA compliant website.

  • SSL.
  • Backup Data.
  • Authorization.
  • Business Associate.
  • Removal of Information.
  • Storage Encryption.
  • Ensure Integrity.
  • Transmission Encryption.
Need a secure approach to the online healthcare business? Build a HIPAA compliant website with Ezovion.