Announcing HIPAA Compliant Solution to Expand Options for Healthcare Providers
by Katy Beloof
We’ve seen a growing demand for a secure and compliant cloud solution where our customers could share, store, and access protected health information (PHI).
Today we’re excited to announce our alignment with The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the offering of a business associate agreement (BAA). Now Enterprise customers across healthcare, pharmaceutical, and government industries can use Smartsheet to securely share, store, and access PHI while meeting or exceeding all of HIPAA’s regulatory requirements.
The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as amended, including Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, is a federal law that enables healthcare companies to incorporate technology into their businesses while ensuring data privacy and security.
Smartsheet does not collect or store PHI as part of normal business operations; however, any HIPAA-subject organization with an Enterprise plan that works with PHI can enter into a BAA with Smartsheet, in which both parties agree to fully comply with the requirements of the HIPAA rules.
If you’d like more information and instructions on how to tailor Smartsheet services while fulfilling HIPAA requirements, we encourage you to read our HIPAA Implementation Guide. You can also contact our team for more information.