For organizations in healthcare and related fields subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), MongoDB Atlas is HIPAA-ready and enables covered entities and their business associates to use a secure cloud database environment to process, maintain, and store protected health information (PHI).
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Specifically, HIPAA requires compliance with the following:
- Privacy Rule: National standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity.
- Security Rule: National standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.
- Breach Notification Rule: Requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information.