The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 by the US government to protect personal healthcare data from leaking out of the healthcare and insurance systems while establishing a set of standards to safeguard the privacy of the people whose information is stored in these systems. The act additionally frames the relationship between US citizens and insurance companies, it outlines the individual’s right to migrate between healthcare insurance agencies, and secures the option to pay online for health care.
The significance and foresight of the act have grown over the years in correspondence to the increase in cyber attacks targeted at healthcare and other pertinent providers
How can we help?
Li-Med’s experts are well experienced in creating and maintaining QMS for both medical device software products and medical devices with embedded software components. Our experts support software development teams from the get-go so that processes comply with HIPAA, thereby minimizing the potential expensive corrections.