Why HIPAA Compliance is Important?

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    Maughan_Jeff
    Asked on August 07, 2019 at 05:07 PM

    Hello there, I am getting ready to sign up for a silver plan to gain access to the HIPAA forms functionality, but have a few questions. 

    Is there any reason I should not maintain the Jotform account for the client I am working with that requires HIPAA compliant forms?  I see that you issue a signed Business Associate Agreement to stay compliant. Wondering if I can issue a similar BAA to my client so they don't have to get their own Jotform account for the single form they need me to create for them. 

    Also, is there a way to display a calculated form field value in the thank you message or to pass it to an external thank you page for a HIPAA compliant form? I'm trying to create a self-assessment that will tell a user if they qualify for a particular treatment and it is based on numeric values assigned to each option of an input table. I already have the calculation figured out, but want to be able to display the score on the thank you page. Let me know if this is possible with HIPAA forms.
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    Maughan_Jeff
    Answered on August 07, 2019 at 05:53 PM

    I found the following article that shows that I should be able to display form data on the thank you page, but I don't see the option to add any form field data in the current version of jotform. (The UI looks different... so I assume an update either removed that feature or I am not on a plan that includes that functionality.)

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/850402-Display-form-data-on-the-thank-you-page

    Let me know if this is still possible. 

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    Maughan_Jeff
    Answered on August 07, 2019 at 06:08 PM

    I discovered that inputting {fieldname} in the thank you message displayed the calculated value as desired.  Is there a way to display a multi line thank you message?  I'm not seeing a way to create any line breaks on the thank you page editor.

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    AshtonP
    Answered on August 07, 2019 at 07:36 PM

    Thank you for showing interest in our services. Please see my answers below : 

    Is there any reason I should not maintain the Jotform account for the client I am working with that requires HIPAA compliant forms?

    HIPAA is important because it ensures healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of HIPAA-covered entities must implement multiple safeguards to protect sensitive personal and health information. The goal of the HIPAA is to ensure all ‘protected health information’ is appropriately secured and to restrict access to health data to authorized individuals. 

    Hence, it is highly recommended to upgrade your account to HIPAA compliance if you deal with sensitive healthcare data. https://www.jotform.com/hipaa/

    About the BAA agreement, it can be issued by Jotform to its customer because the data is being handled by JotForm. I do not think you can create an extended version of it to sign it further with your customers.

    I hope this answers your question about why HIPAA is important if you deal with healthcare data. 

    I have moved your other question (related to showing calculated field value on a Thank you page) to a different thread to keep our forum organized as one question per thread. I will respond there soon.

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    Maughan_Jeff
    Answered on August 08, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Ok thank you Ashton for the clarification! I appreciate it!

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    AshtonP
    Answered on August 08, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    It's all my pleasure assisting you. 

    Please feel free to contact us back in case of further queries.