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 out 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 what 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.
- Go to the My Forms page.
- Select or hover on the form in which you want to remove the HIPAA Compliance Badge.
- Click its Edit Form link.
- In the Form Builder, go to the Settings tab.
- Click on the Show More Options button.
- Look for the Show HIPAA Compliant Badge option and set it to No.
The HIPAA Compliance Badge should now be removed from your form.
We highly suggest keeping the HIPAA Compliance Badge on your forms if you are collecting healthcare information over those forms.