The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act became law in August 1996. Known as HIPAA, it was designed to set in motion a series of widespread measures focusing on simplifying the processing and distribution of medical information, improving the portability of health Insurance, giving patients access to medical information, and protecting patient data that is stored, processed, or transmitted across public networks.
A Web Site that is “HIPAA-compliant” is one that provides the physical and technological security measures required to ensure that any patient information, physician-patient correspondence and other sensitive information remains secure, confidential and unable to be digitally intercepted or otherwise accessed by outside parties. In short, a “HIPAA-compliant” Web Site means all required steps have been taken to keep private information private – It’s a “safe” Web Site.
Yes, Vita Medical Solutions websites are safe. Since each Web Site (Vita Medical Solutions white labeled) can provide patient information, we have ensured that each site complies with all current HIPAA guidelines. We are pleased to reassure people that its Internet security measures are continually updated and monitored and that all patient results transactions are protected and safe.
We are committed to meet or exceed regulatory and industry self-regulatory guidelines regarding privacy, confidentiality, and information
security. On an ongoing basis, we will review and adapt to statutes, regulations, formal private-sector standards, and informal policy guidelines as they apply. In particular, we will comply with all applicable provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules for information security as those take effect.