How HIPAA Relates to Video Conferencing
The HIPAA Privacy Rule governs the ways in which information about a patient’s health status, treatment and payment is used and disclosed. Video conferencing includes the exchange of health information which is protected under HIPAA law, and several security factors need to be considered to make sure that all aspects of video conferencing like recordings, text, screen, document and app sharing are all safeguarded for the most secure telehealth experience.
The rule applies to Covered Entities — not to providers of video conferencing, phone, fax or email services — and requires Covered Entities, among other things, to take reasonable steps to ensure confidentiality in communicating this information. So while control over the selection of content shared by users in an online meeting rests with those Covered Entities and Business Associates, OmniJoin web conferencing provides safe and secure capabilities to help them meet their compliance obligations. OmniJoin’s Public Cloud customers must disable content caching and storage capabilities when using the OmniJoin web conferencing service.
Read our complete Compliance Statement.