Each customer server in the co-location facility maintains an HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer) web protocol, and complies with HIPAA regulations. Security measures, such as encrypting files, secure firewalls, servers housed in secure areas, and restricted system access, have been put in place to safeguard protected health information.
HIPAA also requires that a data set be maintained indicating all accesses, changes, additions, etc. to a patient's medical record. Since both data and voice files are an integral part of a patient's health data set, storage of both types of files is imperative. The VeinSpec EMR system has the ability to store both data and voice files for an indefinite time for any of its physicians.
With President Obama's Executive Order for a National Health Information Infrastructure, mandates are being put in place to convert all health information to electronic format by the year 2014. VeinSpec EMR is immediately compliant with this mandate, as all files will not only be transmitted electronically, but both data and voice files can and will be stored electronically for an indefinite period of time, yet shall at all times be HIPAA compliant.