Hacking HIPAA: Blockchain and Healthcare
Blockchain has finally reached healthcare and making headlines! However, any healthcare provider that electronically store, process or transmit medical records, medical claims, remittances, or certifications must comply with HIPAA regulations. With Patientory, this not only applies to the provider but to the patient as well.
Fortunately, HIPAA requires that all patients be able access their own medical records, correct errors or omissions, and be informed how personal information is shared used. So why wasn’t Patientory and blockchain created years ago? Patientory’s blockchain application to the health industry will only strengthen security for easier compliance of HIPAA best practices for the patient and provider.
Patientory’s use of blockchain follows HIPAA Security Rules, including but not lmited to:
- Administrative Safeguards – Assignment of a HIPAA security compliance team.
- Physical Safeguards – Protection of electronic systems, equipment and data.
- Technical Safeguards – Authentication & encryption used to control data access.
This ensures covered entities maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting Electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI), with 0 health breaches.
Specifically, Patientory’s proprietary blockchain technology achieves 0 health breaches by:
- Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e-PHI they create, receive, maintain or transmit;
- Identifying and protecting against reasonably anticipated threats to the security or integrity of the information;
- Protecting against reasonably anticipated, impermissible uses or disclosures; and
- Ensures compliance by workforce
Patientory is transforming healthcare, by placing the patient at the center of the health care ecosystem and increasing the security, privacy, and interoperability of health data.