HIPAA: Security Assurance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law enacted in 1996 that presented comprehensive regulations and requirements for entities that handle medical records. HIPAA also introduced a new security framework applicable to healthcare data that has been widely adopted across different industries.

The healthcare technology ecosystem is tightly regulated and highly complex, and xMatters supports tech teams in the healthcare industry who need an incident management solution. These teams rely on HIPAA security requirements to help assess suppliers.

Although xMatters is not a “Covered Entity” under HIPAA and therefore not subject to the regulations, a third-party audit has affirmed that xMatters is fully compliant with all HIPAA security requirements.

This assures healthcare technology professionals that they can use this assessment when referencing the security controls deployed to the xMatters platform and related services.