HIPAA Compliance introduces a high level of standard for protecting sensitive healthcare data. Together with HITECH, it defines a framework for managing and securing ePHI (electronically protected health information).
HIPAA Compliance is not a choice and is required by law. Any kind of data breach on protected health information may result in HIPAA violations. And HIPAA violations may result in strong penalties on Covered Entities. Jotform HIPAA Compliance helps Covered Entities to avoid those penalties.
HIPAA Compliance is also crucial for end-users (like patients) that are filling online forms and sharing their health information and medical history. Knowing the entity that is collecting their healthcare information is HIPAA Compliant will make them feel safer. That is the reason for showing the Jotform HIPAA Compliance badge on the forms hosted in Jotform HIPAA Compliant accounts.
Below you can see how the badge looks like on HIPAA Compliant Forms:
In case you want to remove the badge for some of your forms, here is how to do it.
1- Click the “Edit Form” action on the form in which you want to remove the HIPAA Compliance Badge.
2- Select SETTINGS on the top menu. You will be shown a new interface to change form settings. Click on “SHOW MORE OPTIONS” to see all available options.
3- Look for the option “Show HIPAA Compliant Badge”. By default, the option is set to “Yes” since HIPAA Compliant Badge is added to all forms if they are hosted in the Jotform HIPAA Compliance system. Set its value to “No”. The change will be saved automatically.
4- You can view your form again. HIPAA Compliance Badge was removed from your form.
Please note, as Jotform, we would like to suggest keeping HIPAA Compliance Badge on your forms if you are collecting healthcare information over those forms.