The main goal of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is to ensure the portability of health insurance benefits particularly as individuals move from job to job. Moreover, HIPAA provides regulations for protecting the security of health information that is stored or transmitted electronically.
The privacy of every person’s health information is protected:
- IS&T works to ensure that all information covered by HIPAA regulations is protected in storage, transmission, and access, in accordance with these regulations.
- We also ensure that people with access to this data are knowledgeable in regulations regarding its use, storage, and transmission.
- We implement industry-wide standards for storing and transmitting certain health and related financial information.