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Microsoft Windows 10 and HIPAA compliance

Microsoft Windows 10 and HIPAA compliance

Windows 10 is the best Windows OS so far. With all the shiny features, there has also been concerns raised in the Healthcare industry about any personally identifiable information (PII) saved on Windows 10 devices. Some of the settings that are turned on by default in Windows 10 could potentially have an impact on HIPAA regulations.

Healthcare ISVs who provide software applications for healthcare providers need to oblige HIPAA regulations. When a medical practitioner is entering a patient’s data, we do not want that information to be stored as medical practitioner’s data. We do not want Cortana to process that data to provide recommendations or create Privacy issues.

Here are few things for Healthcare ISVs and Healthcare providers should consider to help prevent violating HIPAA regulations and protecting their patient’s privacy. Enterprises can configure these policies on Windows 10 using Policy Configuration Service Provider(Policy CSP). Health care providers range from huge hospitals to small physician offices. It is important for ISVs to understand what Windows 10 edition providers have. Policy CSP documentation provides information on which policies are available for which flavors – Home, Pro, Business, Enterprise, Education, Mobile and MobileEnterprise.

Read the entire article here, Windows 10 and HIPAA compliance – Premier Developer

Via the fine folks at Microsoft

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