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What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a United States law that governs the collection and handling of 'Protected Health Information' (PHI). The organizations subject to this privacy law are called 'covered entities'. They and their business associates are required to comply with HIPAA.

HIPAA was enacted to ensure that the health information of an individual is protected. The law allows the flow of health information across different systems such that it does not adversely affect the public's health and well-being.

The law applies to the healthcare industry as a whole, but any entity or third party organization involved in collecting or distributing the healthcare data, also needs to comply with the HIPAA guidelines.

Why does it affect your research?

Being a business associate to a covered entity user, we offer a platform that enables covered entities to collect and manage PHI through surveys while being compliant with HIPAA. Our applications operate in a way that is consistent and compatible with those laws.

We help our users design, distribute, and analyze surveys based on the guidelines laid down by HIPAA.

Although we comply with the major data security, data privacy, and data theft prevention laws, we believe our clients play an important role in sending, storing, and handling sensitive healthcare data.

For more details, refer QuestionPro: HIPAA compliant survey software

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