Is Your Healthcare App HIPAA Compliant?

January 4, 2022

Why do health apps need to be HIPAA compliant?

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.

Is HIPAA only for healthcare providers?

HIPAA only applies to three entities: healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses.

What is the minimum necessary standard in HIPAA?

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.”

What is a HIPAA-compliant healthcare app?

A HIPAA compliant app protects sensitive and confidential information in their storage and transit, ensuring no data disclosure without individuals’ authorization.

How much does it cost to make a healthcare app HIPAA compliant?

The estimated cost of making a HIPAA-compliant app is roughly $50,000, including implementing required security mechanisms.

What are the three rules of HIPAA?

Privacy rules, Security rules, and Breach Notification Rules.