: What does HIPAA compliance mean and which document management produducts are HIPAA compliant?
Answer : HIPAA (Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act) was enacted in 1996 to establish privacy standards for electronic medical record information. These standards paved the way for the digitization of the volumes of paperwork generated by the health care industry.
The basic requirements for HIPAA compliance are the encryption of data sent over the Internet, the ability to control access to electronic medical records, and keep a log of each person that views, prints, saves, or otherwise brings a file out of the system.
Digitech PaperVision was one of the first document management systems to introduce HIPAA compliance. Most enterprise document management systems now have HIPAA-compliance built in. Besides PaperVision, you can become HIPAA-compliant using CompuThink ViewWise.