Achieving Safe Harbor with HIPAA and HITECH
Liaison’s depth of experience in the healthcare industry includes a focus on securing data in compliance with HIPAA and HITECH requirements. With the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the associated guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), federal regulations address data breaches for the first time, specifically breaches involving unencrypted Protected Health Information (PHI). These requirements reinforce the patient privacy requirements in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and to encourage use of electronic patient records.
With new clarity around the protection of PHI, there is an unprecedented focus on encryption of such data to provide a safe harbor that protects organizations from the costs and hassles associated with data breach notifications.
Liaison’s data security solutions help healthcare organizations achieve safe harbor. Through integrated encryption, tokenization and key management capabilities, Liaison protects PHI in databases, applications and systems. Our secure file transfer solution ensures secure exchange of PHI among health care providers, their business partners and patients, as well as encryption and extensive tracking and auditing capabilities.