EDST and HIPAA Compliance: Ensuring Privacy and Security for Healthcare Practices

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What is HIPAA?

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act of 1996, which is a United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

The act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on Aug. 21, 1996, contains five sections, or titles: 

In the context of online marketing, adhering to HIPAA Title II is what most people mean when they refer to HIPAA compliance.


Also known as the Administrative Simplification provisions, Title II includes the following HIPAA compliance requirements:

The two requirements that apply to the relationship between EDST, and the agency’s client (the Practice) are the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPPA Security Rule. The details of each of these rules can be found here: 

EDST Compliance

In the relationship between EDST, and the client (the Practice); the Practice is considered “the HIPAA-covered entity” and EDST is considered “HIPAA Business Associates”. 

EDST has worked with The Compliancy Group consultancy to ensure that we are in full compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPPA Security Rule so that we can enter into HIPAA Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with our customer Agencies. 


Our database automatically encrypts all data before it is written to disk. No setup or configuration is required and no need to modify how you access the service. The data is automatically and transparently decrypted when read by an authorized user.

With server-side encryption, Google manages the cryptographic keys on your behalf using the same hardened key management systems that we use for our encrypted data, including strict key access controls and auditing. Each database object’s data and metadata are encrypted under the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, and each encryption key is itself encrypted with a regularly rotated set of master keys.

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