Advances in technology have enabled healthcare institutions to manage and store important medical records as digital files, opening up new opportunities for healthcare professionals to collaborate on research and improve the quality of their services. However, as more health records are digitally shared, it’s become increasingly necessary to safeguard this information from the dangers of data breaches. To address this concern, the US government passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 with the intention to protect the fidelity of medical records and improve way medical information is shared. Any organization that handles personal health information is required to comply with HIPAA — and this extends to all healthcare applications developed by technology providers that store, maintain and transmit personal medical records.
HIPAA Compliance Straight Out-of-the-Box
Fortunately, Caspio’s HIPAA-Compliance Edition ensures that your healthcare applications are immediately compliant with HIPAA and meets requirements for storage and use of health information. Caspio is a flexible low-code application development platform that is well-suited for a wide range of healthcare applications. Security is in Caspio’s DNA and the platform is built on powerful cloud database technologies. Sensitive medical records are securely stored in a dedicated server, preventing unauthorized entities from accessing confidential information. Encryption protects the data’s integrity, especially when it is transmitted to different channels. To ensure the user’s accountability, Caspio also has audit logs that record the movement of data.
Security is a big reason why David Emerson, the founder of custom software developer SiteRocket Labs, uses Caspio when developing healthcare applications for his clients – many of which are funded by institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Harvard School of Public Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Another reason is flexibility. Emerson found that many available Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platforms were not adaptable to the custom requirements of SiteRocket’s clients. Not only does Caspio comply with HIPAA straight out-of-the-box, but its visual user interface, point-and-click wizards and scalable cloud infrastructure enable SiteRocket Labs to build custom healthcare applications quickly and to their client’s exact needs.
Caspio is secure, powerful, feature-rich and easy to use. In fact, you don’t need any experience in coding to start building sophisticated and HIPAA-compliant healthcare applications as Rajesh Relan, the Web and Art Director of healthcare provider Nightingale Home Healthcare, discovered. Relan used Caspio to create a wide range of complex healthcare applications that automated Nightingale’s various training, certification and compliance programs, stored sensitive documents and improved workflows between supervisors based at their headquarters and remote nurses spread across eleven different States.
Business professionals in the healthcare industry like Emerson and Relan use Caspio to build online databases and custom apps that make their organizations more agile and customer centric. The all-in-one platform provides everything needed to capture data, share information and automate business processes. Start building your custom HIPAA-compliant applications today.