Supporting Healthcare Customers and Protecting Patient Data with HIPAA Compliance
Our daily life is consumed with data. With every action we take, from driving our car, shopping at the store, and using our phone, we create data. This applies to almost every person on earth and across every industry. And for most of us, it is imperative that our data is secure and protected; the last thing we want is for our sensitive data to fall into the hands of bad actors. This is especially true in the healthcare field. Our medical history and data need to be secured, as most of us only want this information shared with medical professionals.
For these reasons, the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was introduced. This law was enacted to modernize the flow of healthcare information and regulate how personal health information is maintained by the healthcare and insurance industries. It protects our data from fraud and theft. It also prohibits these healthcare organizations from disclosing protected information to anyone other than a patient and the patient’s authorized representatives without their consent. The penalties for violation can be stiff, and some infractions come with maximum penalties of over one million dollars.
Due to these strict laws, healthcare and insurance organizations have taken the appropriate steps to protect their patients’ data by modernizing their systems. As a result, often times when healthcare and insurance organizations procure software, a critical requirement before a final decision is the vendor’s HIPAA compliance status.
InRule Technology® Announces HIPAA Compliance
Realizing the importance of this requirement for customers and prospective buyers, InRule Technology began taking steps to secure its status as HIPAA compliant. After an extensive audit and resultant report, we are proud to announce that today, our decision automation and machine learning platforms are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the U.S. national standard set for health information security and privacy. InRule Technology’s HIPAA compliance underscores our commitment to retaining customer trust and confidence by delivering products and processes that protect sensitive customer information.
Healthcare and insurance organizations have relied on the InRule Decision Platform to simplify and automate decisions and rules for years. With added security measures and compliance, we now provide our customers with not only the ability to simplify and automate healthcare complexities, but also the highest standards of security controls for protecting PHI and e-PHI.
To learn more about InRule Technology’s HIPAA compliance, I encourage you to read our press release, which includes comments from CEO Rik Chomko. For further reading on our security standards, you can also review our security page.