Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

What is HIPAA?

Enacted in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides “national standards for electronic healthcare transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers,” in addition to protecting health care insurance for workers and their families.

The amount of changes that have occurred in the space of digital, and mobile, health applications since HIPAA was first enacted has caused HIPAA to undergo changes in order to stay relevant and up to date with the demands that this changing, and digitized, healthcare landscape brought with it. In 2013 HIPAA adopted changes in order to expand the rights that it protected to include digital health records. Additionally, these changes also branched out HIPAA requirements to include business associates of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who interact with protected health information, such as contractors and subcontractors.

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Becoming HIPAA Compliant with the Help of Static Code Analysis

For organizations developing healthcare applications, it is critical to understand if the application will interact with a HIPAA compliant application at any point, of if it could contain or transmit any protected health information, their application will also need be HIPAA compliant.

For healthcare and mobile health (mHealth) companies who want to minimize application security risk, CxSAST provides the ability to detect and remediate vulnerabilities early in the SDLC. Unlike other SAST solutions, CxSAST is widely adopted by development organizations because it seamlessly fits in with their existing software development lifecycle.

To learn more about how CxSAST can help your application achieve HIPAA compliance, click here.

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HIPAA Compliance

Today, twenty years after HIPAA was enacted, there are hundreds of thousands of mobile health applications and health-related internet of things (IoT) devices on the market. The expansion, and rapid adoption, of these devices has presented challenges when it comes to safeguarding the sensitive data contained within them.

Growing hacker sophistication, coupled with the speed that healthcare applications, and devices, are developed and make it to market, makes it even more critical for software vendors, device manufacturers and developers to ensure that any application that transports, or interacts with, any protected health information (PHI) is secure against all potential risks from malicious parties.

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The Need for HIPAA Compliance in the Crowded Mobile Health Space

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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