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HIPAA Overview  
HIPAA Overview
Acusis Position Statement
Feb 2003 Press Release
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted under President Bill Clinton in 1996. This law ensures the continuity of healthcare coverage for individuals changing jobs and includes a provision that impacts on the management of heath information; seeks to simplify the administration of health insurance; and aims to combat waste, fraud and abuse in health insurance and healthcare.

Key implications of HIPAA include:

  • Requires healthcare organizations to completely rethink the manner in which they protect the security and privacy of patients and consumers.
  • Mandates standard formats for the most common transactions between healthcare organizations.
  • Many healthcare organizations will need to replace or substantially change their current systems and processes.
Acusis HIPAA Compliance

Acusis believes that emerging privacy and security requirements captured by regulations such as HIPAA are an important improvement to the healthcare industry. We believe the changes required are achieved by policy and process controls and technology upgrades. This includes all associates from both the United States and India signing a non-disclosure/confidentiality policy statement.

As a provider of services to the medical industry, Acusis has formed an internal HIPAA task force that includes the participation of a cross-section of its internal departments. This task force is charted with ensuring that all Acusis associates receive the appropriate level of HIPAA awareness training. HIPAA security compliance rules are also enforced in the development and installation of all Acusis applications. This ensures reasonable maintenance of appropriate administration, technical and physical safeguards for the integrity and confidentiality of all PHI that Acusis receives or processes for our customers. Currently, we believe our service offering meets or exceeds HIPAA and JCAHO regulations. We seek input from HIPAA consultants to ensure current compliance and to maintain superior confidentiality of patient records.

Learn more about Acusis’ HIPAA Position Statement


February 13, 2003 – HHS adopts final security standards, transaction modifications for electronic health information under HIPAA

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HIPAA Industry Links
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