HCNs HIPAA Compliance
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
We know that currently, HIPAA regulations do not specifically apply to Occupational Medicine. We also know that sometimes, non-Occupational Medicine data can be inadvertently introduced into the Occ Med data stream and we believe that it’s only a matter of time before Occ Med falls under HIPAA. The HCN network more than complies with the strictest HIPAA regulations concerning the privacy of patient and medical information whether Occ Med related or not.
HCN provides the entire network with “self-service” access to specific case-related information without interrupting the Provider or HCO staff. HCN’s HIPAA Audit Log records the details of every document access: who, what, when (date and time) – whether the access was by HCN user or background system process.