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Do you develop healthcare applications? If yes, then you must understand the laws surrounding protected health information (PHI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Not all Health applications fall under HIPAA rules unless they collect, share or store PHI with covered entities such as hospitals and healthcare professionals . Let us explore through this infographic of what every developer should know with respect to HIPAA compliance rules and procedures.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was written in 1996 to set out rules for protecting sensitive patient data. Covered Entities and their Business Associates need to protect security and privacy of protected health information (PHI) in order to be HIPAA compliant. Developers need to know the scope of this act, the apps which are exempt and those that are covered under the law in order to build apps that pass the HIPAA compliance test. Acknowledging the numerous ways security breaches are possible with mobile app use, developers need to be cautious and prepared for the law and rules surrounding mobile app development.
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