What is HIPAA Compliance?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US federal law established in 1996 that mandates industry-wide standards for health care organizations to implement and maintain technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the security, integrity, and confidentiality of information and data on patients.
eversign and HIPAA Compliance
Using the eversign electronic signature and document management platform significantly enhances the reliability, authenticity and availability of signatures and signed documents. The eversign solution ensures electronically signed documents compliant with the U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and the European Union eIDAS (EU No.910/2014). Furthermore, e-Signatures by eversign come with tamper evidence and a complete and traceable audit trail document, making documents signed via eversign legally binding.
Although HIPAA does not mandate the way documents containing Protected Health Information (PHI) are signed, eversign supports a HIPAA compliant workflow of health care organizations and service providers by providing the tools they need to work in a HIPAA-compliant fashion. However, it must be noted that HIPAA compliance is subject to the individual practices of health care organizations and the use of eversign does not constitute compliance on its own.