Amadeus Technologies adheres to the policies governing Protected
Health Information or PHI. This includes but is not limited to protecting
the integrity and confidentiality of patient information, ensuring
that all transmissions of data are authorized utilizing a secure
infrastructure and protecting business records and data from improper
access. Amadeus Technologies is committed to remaining in the forefront
of HIPAA compliance.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
of 1996 mandates significant changes in the legal and regulatory
environments governing the provision of health benefits, the delivery
and payment of healthcare services, and the security and confidentiality
of individually identifiable, protected health information (PHI)
that is electronically transmitted or maintained.
While, HIPAA does not address medical transcription or medical
transcriptionists directly, it does, however, state that any business
or individual who provides services to an entity (hospital, clinic,
etc.) will be deemed to be a 'Business Associate' for HIPAA purposes
if they access PHI during the course of their work. Business Associates
must take steps, and document those steps, to secure and keep
confidential the PHI while it is in their custody.