HIPAA Compliances in India: A Techno Legal Perspective

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996(HIPAA) is one of the most important health related legislations of United States (US). HIPPA ensures health care coverage, privacy protection, electronic information security, and fraud prevention regarding health care related issues.
Although we have no dedicated laws like HIPPA in India yet many outsourcing related services and assignments are still sent to India. Outsourcing of healthcare services to India, such as medical transcription, medical billing medical coding and medico-legal services involves the transfer and maintenance of important data are some of the areas that are managed by Indian BPO/LPO/KPO service providers of India.
However, HIPPA outsourcing services have also brought many techno legal risks that BPO/LPO/KPO service providers must take care of. Further, privacy, data security and cyber security issues have also made the scenario complicated.
Perry4Lawfirmly believes that these techno legal risks and compliances must be taken seriously by all stakeholders. We also believe that Indian government must pay more attention to areas like privacy, data security, data protection, cyber security, etc.
HIPPA compliance in India cannot be achieved till professionals are provided techno legal trainings regarding HIPPA. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) has been providing various techno legal trainings in India and abroad that include HIPPA trainings in India as well.
HIPPA compliance in India would also be required to be ensured by pharmaceutical e-commerce providers of India. Besides fulfilling the legal requirements for starting e-commerce business in India, medicines and drugs e-commerce providers of India must also comply with the requirements pertaining to websites opening in India. Cyber law due diligence in India is also required to be fulfilled by HIPAA stakeholders of India.
We hope all stakeholders would ensure HIPPA compliances in India in true letter and spirit.