Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1966
Improved efficiency in healthcare delivery by standardizing electronic data interchange, and
Protection of confidentiality and security of health data through setting and enforcing standards
HIPAA Call for:
Standardization of electronic patient health, administrative and financial data
Security standards protecting the confidentiality and integrity of individually identifiable health information, "past, present and future".
Final Rule December 2001
Limit the non-consensual use and release of health information
Give patients new rights to access their medical records and to know who else has accessed them
Restrict most disclosure of health information to the minimum needed for the intended purpose
Establish new criminal and civil sanctions for improper use and disclosure
Empire Open MRI
Empire Open MRI values the right for patient privacy and recognize the absolute necessity to comply with this very important regulation. Empire Open MRI is HIPAA compliant and we utilize technology such as (FTP), firewalls and best practices to protect valuable data.