HIPAA compliance


Brosix Instant Messenger fully complies with Data Protection Regulation

IWhat is HIPAA?

HIPAA is an abbreviation for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act adopted by the United States Congress in 1996, which aims to achieve the following:

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

  • Provides the possibility of transferring and continuing health insurance coverage for millions of US workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs;
  • Reduces fraud and abuse in the health care system, when personal information is used for medical purposes;
  • Obliges industry-wide health standards for e-invoicing and other processes involving personal data;
  • Requires protection and privacy when working with protected personal health information.

HIPAA is separated in two Title sections:

Title 1: Health Insurance Portability
This title addresses the ability to retain health opportunities.

Title 2: Protection and Confidential Handling of Health Information

This title outlines regulations for privacy requirements from health care suppliers and organizations, as well as their business services providers, to strictly follow procedures that guarantee the confidentiality and security of private health information, when it is used, received, sent or shared. This applies to all forms of PHI (Personal Health Information), including paper, verbal communication, and electronic forms of communication.

It is important to note that in this case, the only user information that should be shared is that which is required for business purposes.

IIWho is under HIPAA regulation

In short, any entity which electronically transfers medical records or healthcare related billing records, including:

  • Health plan suppliers
  • Health care clearing houses
  • Health care providers who process financial and administrative transfers electronically.
  • It’s important to note that these entities fall under the privacy requirements even if they work with other business associates to perform some of their general operations.

For such entities, Brosix provides an encrypted communication messaging system, which completely complies with the regulation requirements, together with a dedicated agreement for each subscribed company.

Who is under HIPAA regulation

IIIHow Brosix fits the regulation!

For every client/subscriber Brosix offers a dedicated agreement, which outlines that all data transferred with the messenger is encrypted and secure, thus complying with the HIPAA requirement of not sharing personal health information publicly or otherwise.

Who is under HIPAA regulation

Brosix subscribers can rest assured that their communication remains private and protected by the applied encryption on all data transfers through the different features of the application.

Request to download the Brosix HIPAA agreement.

IVHow Brosix protects data privacy

Communication and data transfer security is Brosix’s top priority.

Brosix encrypts all transfers when sending messages, files, video and voice chats, and even screenshots. Due to its “Peer to Peer” (P2P) technology, Brosix ensures that communication remains only between users and stored on their personal devices. Nobody is able to follow or track any communication or data transfers on Brosix, as all features are protected with extra privacy through the private team chat network.

You can learn about Brosix’s Security Procedures in detail HERE.

How Brosix protects data privacy

VHIPAA for professionals

1. Do I fall (my organization) under HIPAA regulation?

Frequently Asked Questions

Complying with regulations can at times be burdensome, but Brosix is ready to help make your business HIPAA compliant quickly. By securing all data and communication, Brosix saves you time and gives you peace of mind that your data is protected. Regardless of which feature you use for sharing information, Brosix ensures that it remains private as intended. Reassure your clients that their privacy is your priority with Brosix!

How Brosix will help your private communication!