Your team’s privacy and security are one of our top priorities! We know that you put your trust in wavity.com every day to keep your team’s information secure. We want to assure you that responsible custodianship of your data is one of the core values of our company. That’s why we offer HIPAA-compliant plans so that you can trust that your sensitive healthcare data is safe and secure in your wavity.com account.
What is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to help protect people’s healthcare data. Organizations such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, health plans, or companies dealing with protected health information (PHI) are required to be HIPAA-compliant. This may also extend to companies that work with these businesses and come into contact with PHI on their behalf.
Here are some key terms you should know:
- Protected Health Information – PHI
Protected Health Information (PHI) is healthcare data relating to a patient and collected by a healthcare provider, employer, or plan. It includes names, social security numbers, phone numbers, medical history, current medical condition, test results, and more. PHI is the content that HIPAA aims to protect and keep private.
- Covered entity
A covered entity is anyone who provides treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare. Examples include doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, insurance companies, and more. These covered entities are responsible for the privacy and security of health information.
- Business associate
A business associate is anyone who has access to a patient’s information whether it is directly, indirectly, physically, or virtually. A business associate does not work under the covered entity’s workforce but instead performs some type of service on their behalf (i.e. a lawyer, a phone company, etc…). A business associate is subject to HIPAA/HITECH rules.
- Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
A BAA is a contractual assurance from the business associate to the covered entity that they follow HIPAA’s requirements. This agreement must be in place before the transfer of PHI from the covered entity to the business associate.
Is wavity.com HIPAA-compliant?
HIPAA is available on wavity.com on our Enterprise plan. Please note that if you are on this plan and later downgrade to another plan, you will no longer be covered under the HIPAA compliance program anymore. This feature will only be granted to Enterprise plans with 25 users or more.