Hacking is a scary word, and I think most people understand the ramifications can be disastrous when a hacker strikes. It seems like at least once a month the news is reporting on a major security breach. The latest one on my mind is from a major credit-reporting agency.
It appears that more and more companies, especially ones in the healthcare, financial and insurance industries, are at risk for breaches of sensitive information. This data includes email addresses, social security numbers, patient medical records, member ID’s, etc. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though, as these are just some of the data fields that need special security requirements. That brings me to one of my favorite words to say these days, HIPAA.
You’re probably familiar with HIPAA from all of those forms you have to sign when at the doctor’s office or picking up a prescription, but do you know what it stands for?
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Your information cannot be shared without your explicit permission.
If you communicate to your customers via direct mail, and that communication contains personal information, you can ensure the safety of that data is a primary priority for us. We have HIPAA-and data compliant facilities that are required to go through special training to ensure they follow very specific protocols when handling sensitive communications.
Our compliant facilities have to meet HIPAA rigid standards to obtain certification. There are specific processes in place, along with safeguards (like limited access to certain areas of the shop, shredding overages, etc.) that allow our facilities to adhere to these compliances. We are equipped to help you send your customers sensitive information with the utmost security to ensure you’re compliant.
The next time you are looking for a solution provider to handle sensitive data, please check and see if they have these strict security measures in place. We have them all, and welcome a conversation around your secure data needs.
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