Data Security and Privacy
The store-and-forward modality relies on digital technology for transmitting patient information. To safeguard patient data and privacy, Vibrent Telederm:
Certified to the highest levels of regulations
- Complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations.
- Uses 128-bit encryption and password-level authentication for transmitting patient data and provider-to-provider messaging.
- Authenticates the providers who have electronic access to patient records.
- Relies on best-in-class, multi-layer security infrastructure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Security Engineering excellence.
- Provides computing and image storage in AWS Secure Cloud and multi-tier backup strategy.
- Protects patient data and images with the "curtain" feature while viewing a case on a device.
- Transfers case details and images to the cloud and deletes them from the source device immediately.
- Transmits Patient Health Information (PHI) messaging through secure HTTPS. PHI is not transmitted through email or push messages.
Compliant in Every Way
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) lists a set of compliance issues that any practice should address prior to implementing teledermatology.
Because Vibrent Health and the AAD collaborated to develop AccessDerm, the initial version of our platform, Vibrent Telederm has addressed AAD’s compliance guidance from the beginning. This means that Vibrent Telederm ensures a smooth transition toward the adoption of teledermatology. Vibrent Telederm:
- Is HIPAA-compliant.
- Adheres to strict, best-of-breed, security guidelines and encrypts protected health information (PHI) on your devices and in the Cloud.
- Enacts a business associate agreement with your practice for access to PHI.
- Is compliant with FDA regulations concerning telemedicine and smartphones.
- Complies with the AAD guidelines and AAD teledermatology position statement to ensure appropriate standard care when consulting with a teledermatology case.
- Documents informed consent through patient signatures in accordance with state law.