Does GlobalMedID have to abide to regulations set by HIPPA?

HIPAA - In Relation To GlobalMedID.com: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") does not apply to GlobalMedID.com. The entities HIPAA does apply to are: health plans, health care clearinghouses and those healthcare providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically. The purpose of HIPAA is to regulate and protect electronically maintained or transmitted individual health information by these covered entities. GlobalMedID.com is not one of these entities.

GlobalMedID.com does, however, consider the privacy and security of personal health information to be of the utmost importance. Personal information of GlobalMedID.com members is never used for any purpose other than that for which it was intended bt its members. Access to this information is strictly limited in a secure setting to GlobalMedID.com personnel who have signed Confidentiality Agreements, and only to those who have a need to access in order to provide the GlobalMedID.com service on behalf of its members.

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