Answers to FAQs regarding patient privacy, data storage, and protection.
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act is the national standard to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. It also includes the HIPAA Security Rule, which regulates the storage and protection of all PHI.
Yes, we are HIPAA compliant.
PHI stands for "Protected Health Information". This is an acronym used in Federal Health Privacy Rule and includes any and all personal information, both relating to health and identity.
This will vary from state to state as each state law has different requirements. We retain medical records in accordance with these laws.