LINKMED® Integration Technologies and HIPAA Compliancy Statement
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are having a profound impact on the healthcare industry. HIPAA mandates the establishment of standards governing the security and privacy of individually identifiable protected health information (PHI) that is electronically transmitted or maintained by providers, payers and clearinghouses.
LINK Medical sometime receives request from our customers to give statement on how the LINKMED® software comply with the HIPAA regulation in order to help IT administrator manage patient information that flow through the LINKMED® interface (s)
Data flows between Systems
LINKMED® Application is password protected, Data conversion can be encrypted at field level. LINK Medical makes this option available to users when creating their Interface Templates from the LINKMED® Dynamic Mapper Application so data translation can be view by authorized personnel only.
HL7 Messages transfer between system via TCP/IP (MLP) communication protocols or VPN can also be encrypted using LINK Medical's Encryption Technology or customer third party software.
LINKMED® Select Application
The LINKMED® Select allows users to view and download patient test orders from the LINKMED® Intermediate database, user's access limitation to the intermediate database can be configured from the "Network Administrator Console" of the LINKMED® Select Application.
Patient Records stored in the LINKMED® Intermediate database are purged by the LINKMED® Interface Management Application daily (Users defined).
Detail Interface Transaction Exchange Log
All Interface transactions log are kept in the LINKMED® interface folders for a limited time and purged by the LINKMED® Interface Management Application daily. The interface purging processes are configured by authorized interface administrator(s).
Due to patient data privacy and confidentiality issues, new technologies must be HIPAA capable and compliant. LINK Medical Computing, Inc has architected its platform to ensure that patient rights and confidentiality are protected at all times. All data communication can be encrypted at field level to ensure that patient information is secured. LINK Medical will continue to ensure HIPAA compliance in its products and technologies.