ioFax is an internet fax service provider which provides online fax services with enhanced security, SSL access and encryption for inbound/outbound fax messages.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 amends the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986. The Administrative Simplification section of this act that has a pervasive effect on health plans, billing agencies, information systems vendors, and other providers. Within the provisions in this section, HIPAA requires improved efficiency in healthcare delivery by standardizing electronic data interchange (EDI) and protection of confidentiality and security of health data through setting and enforcing standards. More specifically HIPAA calls for:
The Act specifies the following as "covered entities":
Although ioFax does not fall into any of the above categories, as a provider of internet faxing services that handle patient data, HIPAA indirectly affects us. As a "business associate" of covered entities, our products must be able to HIPAA's requirements. As an organization, our own security measures must comply with the law since we have the capability of storing, accessing and transmitting patient information.
ioFax is fully committed to complying with relevant regulations. Should you wish for more information or clarification on any HIPAA related issues that involve ioFax, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
We rely on our 3rd party partners like AWS service, InterFax fax services, Phaxio fax services that are also provides HIPAA compliance services