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Can I use vCita and still be HIPAA compliant?

Yes, you can.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) sets forth privacy and security standards for any entity that uses or discloses protected health information. For information on HIPAA, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

For any business that treats patients/clients and is subject to HIPAA, compliance is an organization-wide obligation requiring procedural standards and business practices that protect the privacy and security of patient/client information. As part of these obligations, the business must ensure it only utilizes software that has adequate safeguards to protect patient/client information.

To keep client information protected vCita employs the following technological safeguards: Client information is protected using 128-bit SSL encryption; accounts require secure login with password; timed auto-logouts; and data is backed-up on a daily basis.

vCita also provides numerous settings and features to facilitate procedural standards including multiple user access levels, and the ability to easily add and remove users.
vCita does not share, sell, disclose or provide patient/client information to third parties unless required by law; for details, see the vCita Privacy Policy.

Though, as with any technology, it’s incumbent upon you to properly incorporate vCita into your business practices and make your own assessment of your resulting overall HIPAA compliance, you can use vCita to meet your needs while meeting your HIPAA obligations.

 

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