Topic: HIPAA Compliance
Dear valued client,
We are excited to share, effective January 4, 2018, that Think Patented is now HIPAA compliant. While this may not directly pertain to all of our clients, all of you can benefit from this new compliancy. Those of you that are in the Healthcare industry are familiar with HIPAA and the importance of compliance. For those that are not, below gives a brief summary of what being HIPAA compliant means. For detailed information on HIPAA, please visit www.hhs.gov/hipaa.
What is HIPAA Compliance? HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.
What does this mean for our customers, it means that we will be following specific physical, network and process security measures. Effective immediately, we cannot except any individual data, ePHI or other information that is private, via email. This new compliance process requires that all data, be uploaded via one of our two secure methods. These two methods are, our InSite portal or our Client FTP site. Both can be found on our Think Patented website www.thinkpatented.com. The direct URL is www.thinkpatented.com/resources#upload.
This new process will ensure we and our Healthcare clients are following appropriate HIPAA compliant rules. For those not in Healthcare, this new procedure ensures you are using best practices when dealing with sensitive data.
Thank you for your continued trust in Think Patented. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to call your Think Patented Account Representative or email [email protected]
Think Patented’s Compliance Officer,