People nowadays increasingly utilize healthcare mobile apps and websites for different healthcare requirements. Healthcare is an industry that deals daily with sensitive and confidential information such as the patients’ medical histories, insurance details, and lab test results
If your health apps store and share Personal Health Information such as medical histories, insurance payments, insurance coverage details, and personal information, you must meet HIPAA compliance requirements.
HIPAA only applies to three entities: healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses.
The HIPAA minimum necessary standard states that related entities must take reasonable efforts to “ensure that access to PHI is limited to the minimum necessary information to accomplish the intended purpose of particular use, disclosure, or request.”
A HIPAA compliant app protects sensitive and confidential information in their storage and transit, ensuring no data disclosure without individuals’ authorization.
The estimated cost of making a HIPAA-compliant app is roughly $50,000, including implementing required security mechanisms.
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