In 1996, President Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act into law, establishing national standards for electronic health care transactions. The law sets very strict rules as to how medical records are to be handled to safeguard patients’ privacy. This privacy rule applies to “covered entities”; these include:
- Health plans (insurance providers)
- Health care clearinghouses (these may be public or private entities that process or facilitate the processing of health information received from another entity)
- Health care providers
While LegalVault is not a “covered entity”, we’ve elected to be HIPAA-compliant, taking every precaution to ensure our users’ stored healthcare information is secure. In addition to highly sophisticated architecture (including a HIPAA-Compliant Socket Layer (SSL) connection), the LegalVault team is well-versed in regulations and works collectively to keep your data private.
Contact us today to schedule your LegalVault demo, and see why hundreds of law firms have entrusted LegalVault with their clients’ most important documents.