Clearsense follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards for protecting the privacy and security of certain health information, HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the HIPAA Security Rule. Clearsense also subscribes to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.
To ensure compliance with both HIPAA and HITECH, covered entities enter into a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to ensure business associates, such as Clearsense, adequately protect Personal Health Information (PHI). BAA contracts clarify and limit how the business associate can handle PHI and set forth each party’s adherence to the security and privacy provisions set forth in HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
Currently there is no official certification for HIPAA or HITECH Act compliance. However, Clearsense services covered under the BAA have undergone audits conducted by accredited independent auditors.