At Badger Maps, we take our customers’ data very seriously and we ensure that our customers' data is safe and secure at all times. For customers who are subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Badger Maps is fully compliant.
What exactly is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a US healthcare law that establishes requirements to protect patient health data. It applies to covered entities with access to patients’ protected health information (PHI), as well as to business associates, such as cloud services and IT providers, that process PHI on their behalf.
Therefore, any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must make sure that they have the right physical, network and process security measures in place to guarantee compliance with this law.
Badger Maps is HIPAA compliant, which means our customers can rest assured that their data is completely secure. For example, we store your information on "cloud" servers owned and operated by Amazon Web Services S3 (“AWS”), which undergo annual certifications to ensure they meet the highest standards of physical and virtual security. You can find more information about AWS’ compliance with HIPAA here.
Business Associate Agreement
Customers who are subject to HIPAA and wish to use Badger Maps with PHI must sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with us. A BAA is a contract between a HIPAA-covered entity (you) and a business associate (Badger). They have been designed to protect patient health data in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
Every potential customer who is a HIPAA-covered entity needs to sign a BAA with us before they can start using Badger in connection with PHI.
If you have more questions about how Badger’s HIPAA compliance or want to learn how you can sign a BAA with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.