What it Means
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which regulates the disclosure of individuals’ health information – also called protected health information (PHI). According to the standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PHI covers all “individually identifiable health information” which specifically includes demographic information such as name and address, as well as credit card numbers. Any piece of information that can be traced back to an individual is subject to HIPAA regulations.
In addition to complying with all HIPAA regulations, Rectangle Health is proud to be Payment Card Industry (PCI) Certified. PCI Certification demonstrates the gold-standard of credit card security and encompasses rigorous measures to secure and protect data in both physical and virtual environments.
Why it Matters
Many of us have heard of the massive fines given to organizations that have violated HIPAA. Data breaches are not only a concern for large entities. Every business that deals with patients needs to be aware of HIPAA compliance because a violation can be as simple as sending a payment receipt to the wrong person.
What We Can Do
Rectangle Health specializes in medical payment data security for healthcare enterprises.
As a premier provider of medical payment solutions, we keep PHI safe by storing all customer data in a secure, encrypted vault protected by layers of industry-leading, state-of-the-art technology. Sensitive information is not held on your premises or stored on your servers or computers.
We ensure you have the peace-of-mind of knowing your payment transactions are PCI HIPAA compliant with features such as:
What You Should Do
Everyone involved in the business of healthcare needs to be aware of HIPAA regulations and maintain workflows and policies that support a compliant environment. Some suggestions for ensuring HIPAA compliance in your office include: