In addition to the technical safeguards required by HIPAA, HIPAA compliant software providers must sign business associate agreements (BAAs) with their healthcare clients. In many cases, software providers meet the technical aspect of HIPAA, but don’t sign BAAs. Telemedicine software providers that don’t sign BAAs are not HIPAA compliant, and after May 2023, should not be used for telemedicine sessions.
It is critical that practices choose a telemedicine software that follows HIPAA guidelines to avoid potential legal and financial consequences of violating HIPAA regulations, while also providing the highest levels of privacy and security for patients.
HIPAA Compliant Telemedicine Software: Are These Popular Tools Compliant?
Before choosing a platform to employ, a HIPAA business associate (BA) or covered entity (CE) must take into account the platform’s HIPAA compliance. So which telemedicine tools comply with HIPAA?
- Microsoft Teams
- Skype for Business
For more information on HIPAA compliant telemedicine tools, click here.
Keeping Up With HIPAA Regulations
HIPAA Regulations are put in place to protect the privacy of patients’ medical information and to ensure the safe handling of said information. While HIPAA changes might be perplexing, for your compliance program to remain current, Compliancy Group keeps track of changes to the HIPAA requirements. The HIPAA compliance software from Compliancy Group takes care of all legal requirements and lays the groundwork for developing a culture of compliance within your company.
First, you get access to “The Guard,” the top healthcare compliance software solution in the market. The Guard serves as your organization’s compliance nerve center, assisting you with the necessary audits, developing corrective action plans, and developing policies and procedures that are effective for your business.
The Guard includes the tracking and attestation required to demonstrate that annual mandatory employee training actually took place. It also keeps track of all business associate agreements and offers anonymous breach reporting for employees, as required by law. We are available to assist you should you ever experience a data breach or audit. We have never failed an audit on behalf of our clients!