123ContactForm, leading web form builder, announced today that it has achieved compliance with data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The decision was based on 123ContactForm’s customers feedback and on the increased interest in medical forms such as Appointment Request, Medical History Form, Prescription Refill, Online Bill Pay, Patient Satisfaction Survey and Dental History Form. The progressive complexity of the forms was soon followed by a need to ask for the patient’s private health information.
In order to fulfill these needs, the company has decided to become HIPAA compliant by implementing specific demands: a customized Business Associate Agreement, HIPAA training sessions for the employees of the covered entity, confidentiality agreements signed by all the consultants who work for customers’ account maintenance, 123ContactForm’s HIPAA Compliance Guide Sheet and strong limitations regarding the way private information is being handled. For more details about the new features, please visit: http://www.123contactform.com/landing/hipaa/medical-online-forms-hipaa-…
“We understand the importance of data security in the healthcare field. As we are aware of the potential threats, we took this extra step of becoming HIPAA compliant. We want our current and future clients to be very confident that we have the right methods to protect their personal and patient data”, said Florin Cornianu, CEO at 123ContactForm.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law designed to protect a subset of Sensitive Information known as protected health information: Patient names, Telephone numbers, Fax numbers, Social Security numbers, Full face photographs, Healthcare record numbers, Account numbers, Biometric identifiers, Device identifiers, Health plan beneficiary numbers, Certificate/license numbers or any other unique number, code, or characteristic that can be linked to an individual. Certain organizations called “covered entities” and their business associates are required to comply with HIPAA.
Florin Cornianu, CEO at 123ContactForm will be speaking this year at the 25th National HIPAA Summit that will take place in Washington, DC in September.