Dokeos Learning Management System is now HIPAA compliant
Personal Health Data exchange volume is increasing these days, improving the quality and reliability of health services.
New devices like smartphones offer a true opportunity of improved healthcare services through permanent monitoring of critical health data: blood sugar level, heartbeat regularity etc.
For this to happen, personal data need to circulate through various actors of the healthcare system (Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist, Hospital, Health Insurance company and any Subcontractor) in order to be efficient. This raised the question, in public debates, on the privacy of these personal data.
In 1996, the United States Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It offers guarantees on the privacy of electronic health records. Any organization involved in the treatment of Protected Health Information (PHI) has to comply with HIPAA.
This includes training and evaluation processes and requires a few adjustments in the electronic systems that handle them : Learning Management Systems, Assessment Management Systems, Social Networks, Email Systems etc. The Dokeos company is proud to announce that the Dokeos Learning Management System, leader in the healthcare industry, is now HIPPA compliant.
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.
If you’re a professional or a company subject to HIPAA regulations, Dokeos will sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with you. Under this BAA, we commit to take a series of steps to help you safeguard PHI. Dokeos is also your partner on the integration of this compliance requirements. We can help you close doors, audit the data protection and double-check the whole chain of information.
In case you are an existing Dokeos customer, contact us to get a free quote on how our collaboration can become HIPAA compliant.