5 Elements of a HIPAA Compliant Digital Form

September 7, 2022

HIPAA mandates a set of minimum requirements that you should to have in your digital forms to qualify as a secure method of collecting and storing electronic patient data. Let's look at what these are:

  1. Access: Files containing Protected Health Information (PHI) must only be shared with authorized personnel to manage risk and improve efficiency as it reduces the amount of information that needs to be processed.
  2. Transferring Data: Since patient information is being shared across healthcare providers, insurance companies, and other parties who are allowed access to them, the data has to be encrypted to keep it safe from offenders who may try to hack the system to steal sensitive information
  3. Data Storage: Data must be encrypted when it is being stored in your system to avoid data breaches.
  4. Data Backup: It is extremely critical that you always have your patient data backed up so that it can be recovered in case of an unfortunate incident.
  5. Disposal: Have systems in place to permanently delete patient data that is no longer needed.


Once you have covered the basic HIPAA requirements, you can start creating powerful HIPAA compliant forms that your patients will get to see. Eliminate paperwork and reduce security risks across your healthcare organization with HIPAA compliant forms from Zentake. Schedule a free demo to learn what makes ZENTAKE the leader in HIPAA compliant forms.

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