ADA, HIPAA & HITECH Act Compliance.
Q) Do small practices and individual practitioners have to comply with Federal Laws and updates regulating websites and digital patient data related to HIPAA, the 2009 HITECH Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
A) The short answer is, yes.
HIPAA regulations have been updated to ensure that patients’ protected health information is securely encrypted digitally at all times. Given, the fast pace and multiple ways patient data is used and shared between providers, insurers and other third parties, health care practices face numerous technology challenges that require expert support.
Protecting your business and patient data is a daily commitment that requires constant care and attention. Patient Data Protection specializes in electronic data management in the digital age, so that providers can focus more on their patients.
HIPAA and HITECH compliance are not the only digital concern for health care business owners. Many health care practices are unaware that their website has anything to do with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Most think only facility and job accommodations are required under compliance by the ADA.
Under Title II of the Americans Disabilities Act, “places of public accommodations” cannot exclude people who have disabilities from being able to participate in what is offered to everyone else. A website is public. If your practice has one, it is obligated to comply with ADA, no matter the number of employees or size of the practice. In fact, the law views your website as a piece of real estate for purposes of the ADA.
Keeping your website ADA compliant is your best insurance against complaints, fines, and lawsuits. A rising number of law firms are actually seeking out health care practice websites that are ADA non-compliant. Don’t become an easy target for lawsuits and quick settlements.
It is important to understand that failing to comply with ADA requirements can easily cost you and your business thousands of dollars. The good news is that compliance does not require spending a fortune to overhaul your website, but it does require working with an expert. Patient Data Protection, LLC, provides ADA compliance services and WCAG 2.1 certification for your business’ website.
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HIPAA & HITECH Act compliance are required by federal law. Get a Free Instant Report Card to see if your practice’s website meets the minimum encryption standards required to secure your business and patients’ protected health information. Get Free Instant Report Now!
American’s with Disability Act (ADA) website WCAG 2.1 is the new standard for all healthcare providers. Get your Free Website Scan and receive a Free detailed Instant Report with your website results. Get Free ADA Scan / Report Now!
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