How to Make Mobile Application HIPAA Compliant?

YEREVAN, Armenia - July 28, 2022 - PRLog -- Healthcare organizations in the United States saw the highest number of large-scale data breaches (resulting in the loss of over 500 records) in 2021.

Thus it comes as no surprise that the protection of patient information has become more critical than ever before.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA was enacted by Congress in 1996 to protect and maintain the privacy of the medical records and personal health information of individuals.

Obviously, HIPAA compliance is not only applicable to healthcare providers. The regulation also protects health information by requiring healthcare apps to meet certain data security requirements.

Are you also developing a healthcare application? Here are the main steps to create HIPAA Compliant apps for mobile:

Get Expert Help: The whole process of HIPAA compliant app development is complex. So you better hire a mobile app development company that has experience to develop HIPAA compliant mobile apps.

Get familiar with the Patient Data: Any healthcare institution will have access to confidential patient data. This data can be stored, shared, and maintained via a mobile app. Without a doubt, an experienced team will help you understand what kinds of data are HIPAA compliant. It's a first step in app development to properly design the database.

Find HIPAA compliant third-party solutions: Instead of developing HIPAA compliant mobile apps from scratch, it's a good idea to use infrastructure and solutions that are already HIPAA compliant. This is called IaaS — Infrastructure as a service. For example, Amazon Web Services and TrueVault are compliant with HIPAA and are responsible for data security.

If you are planning to use a third-party solution provider for storing and managing PHI data, you'll need to sign a business associate agreement with third-party companies.

Maintain and test your app: Testing is a vital aspect of HIPAA app development. Maintenance is also a constant process that you need to follow in order to keep your app safe and secure. After you build a HIPAA-compliant app, you'll need to make sure you update it regularly; otherwise, a security breach can occur.

See also: Healthcare Applications for Medical Personnel (
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