Privacy Compliance


The right to privacy was first legally considered in the United States when Supreme Court justice Brandeis published an article, The Right to Privacy, in the Harvard Law Review. In 1890, he argued the constitution and the common law allowed for the deduction of a general "right to privacy." In more recent decades, a privacy law wave has washed across our business landscape and no industry is being more shaped by these laws than healthcare.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) became effective April 14, 2003 with regard to the Privacy Rule and HD Healthcare personnel have been developing privacy policies, procedures and compliance programs since then. HD Healthcare understands all facets of developing, implementing and monitoring a privacy program and can help your organization increase program effectiveness and mitigate risks associated with privacy regulations and issues. HD Healthcare understands that organizations need to address privacy concerns that transcend HIPAA and include a broad range of regulations such as GDPR, SOX, GLBA, state privacy laws, FTC privacy regulations, the Red Flag Rule, PCI, and the Privacy Act of 1974. Additional healthcare industry privacy demands are found in state laws and federal laws such as HIPAA, the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA), SAMHSA, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).  HD Healthcare helps you manage this privacy alphabet soup, so you can focus on the business of healthcare.

Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information can be a daunting task for Covered Entities and their Business Associates. HD Healthcare believes implementing holistic privacy and security programs should go beyond the minimum HIPAA/HITECH requirements and create a competitive advantage for your company. Compliance with HIPAA does not necessarily mean your data are secure.