If you talk about electronic medical records, HIPAA is something that would inevitably come up. This is because HIPAA is actually a US law: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Among other things, its Privacy and Security Rules supply standards governing the use and storage of healthcare information.

The Philippines does not currently have an equivalent law protecting patient privacy. Even so, the HIPAA's stringent benchmarks for data protection are applicable even to our context. Thus, we chose to follow it in order to offer the best service possible to our users.

In sum, SeriousMD's compliance with HIPAA standards means that it observes the requirements set by that legislation for keeping healthcare data private and secure. For more information on these security standards, see the Privacy Rule and Security Rule sections of the HIPAA.

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