HIPAA Compliance

What is HIPAA compliance?

HIPAA compliance involves adhering to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which aims to protect sensitive patient information and ensure its privacy and security. Key aspects include:

  1. Privacy Rule: Regulates how personal health information can be used and shared, giving patients control over their own data.

  2. Security Rule: Requires the implementation of safeguards to protect electronic health information from unauthorized access.

  3. Breach Notification Rule: Mandates notifications to affected individuals, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and sometimes the media in the event of a data breach.

  4. Enforcement Rule: Outlines procedures for investigating and enforcing HIPAA compliance, including penalties for violations.

  5. Omnibus Rule: Strengthens privacy protections and expands requirements to business associates of covered entities.

Organizations such as healthcare providers, health plans, and their business associates must comply by implementing security measures, conducting risk assessments, training staff, and managing breaches effectively. Compliance helps prevent legal penalties and protects patient information.

Justuno is committed to adhering to current HIPAA compliance regulations. While we have not yet completed a third-party HIPAA-specific audit, we have undergone a SOC 2 Type 2 audit. You may request our audited report at trust.justuno.com.