KoolSpan U: Weekly Word Wednesday – HIPAA

HIPAA privacy and security rules

HIPAA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a U.S. act of Congress that modified and created numerous federal statutes governing the regulation and protection of personally identifiable “protected health information,” among other things. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether electronic, written or oral. The Security Rule is a Federal law that requires security for health information in electronic form.

Can you use it in a sentence?

KoolSpan’s TrustText encryption for SMS messaging is compliant with the HIPAA privacy and security rules to permit the security of your intimate information. The TrustText technology is provided via the KoolSpan TrustChip.