The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects private health information, and anyone who operates or invests in medical organisations should know about it.
However, many fail to follow its rules, resulting in harsh consequences.
During communications, HIPAA-compliant software encrypts sensitive health data.
Data should be backed up, maintained securely, and only authorised personnel should have access to it.
The data on a server must remain encrypted and unavailable if it is hacked in any way.
A combination of secure complex passwords and hash values can prevent a cyber-attack.
Blockchain offers significant benefits in terms of healthcare data security. There is very little risk of a single point of failure, and there is no need to rely on third parties.