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.

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

  • 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.

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

VFrequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions

If an organization electronically transfers individuals’ medical or billing records, then yes, they fall under HIPAA regulation.

2. Do I fall (my organization) under HIPAA regulation if I process health related documents of individuals electronically?

All types of personal information related to medical records fall under HIPAA regulation.

3. Do I (my organization) need a specific document that proves that the providers of the electronic services I use in my company are in compliance with HIPAA regulation?

Brosix users can easily prove that they comply with HIPAA for cases in which they transfer protected information through the application. If Brosix is the only means used for data transfers, they are free to put on their websites the title “HIPAA compliant.” These users are also supplied with a dedicated agreement for the regulation, which Brosix provides for all covered entities on a Brosix subscription plans.

4. Can I use the Brosix HIPAA agreement for proof during a HIPAA audit?

The supporting documentation, in the form of the Brosix HIPAA agreement, is official evidence which, alongside the detailed Brosix application documentation outlining technology settings and policies, proves compliance. Please note that this is only in cases where a company uses only Brosix for personal health care records and related data transfers.

VIHIPAA for professionals

Complying with regulations can at times be burdensome, but Brosix is ready to help make your business HIPAA compliant quickly. By streamlining the HIPAA compliance process, and 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 benefit your private communication!

Frequently Asked Questions