The Health Insurance Probability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a U.S. legislation that establishes and guides the management, storage, and transfer of information as well as preventing the leakage of digital health information to unauthorized parties.
The legislation’s protocol is to maintain the privacy of patients’ health information while using state-of-the-art technologies, to improve the efficiency and quality of patient care.
Companies that develop computerized systems for medical use must comply with this standard. We at Madsec specialize in IoT testing for the products you have designed and can perform the entire set of tests required.
Whom is this regulation intended for?
Healthcare providers and health information systems. In practice, any Israeli company that wishes to provide services to the American medical market must comply with HIPPA’s regulatory prerequisites. Although initially developed for the U.S. market, HIPPA became the leading standard for information security management for companies operating in the medical market.
What are the advantages of regulatory compliance?
The self-declaration is essential in the following cases:
- Entry to the North American Market.
- Compliance with threshold conditions in tenders.
- Compliance with various regulatory requirements.
What are the highlights of the test?
- Surveying the risks in the organization while assessing threat levels and mitigating them.
- Examining the system’s applicative and infrastructural interfaces which contain medical information, for example, database and communication security, authorizations, identification procedures, input validation, session security, user management, separation of environments and audit paths.
- Reviewing work procedures, the level of separation between client identification data and client medical records (EPHI), event documentation, examining the subject of backups and a business continuity plan.
- Evaluating and advising on various network security issues, like e-mails, information transfer, Internet browsing and cloud storage.
- Preparing usage and access policies for workstations, backup and recovery policies for medical information, restrictions on the transfer, removal, modification, destruction, and reuse of ePHI.
Companies that develop computerized systems for the medical world must adhere to HIPPA as a prerequisite for operating in North America. These systems include many components such as hardware devices, communication systems, WEB interfaces, connectivity with other hospital systems and cloud systems. Madsec provides a comprehensive test package for all these tests.