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From "matt j. sorenson" <>
Subject Re: HIPPA rules
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:12:14 GMT
First: assuming this is in reference to the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act, then it's HIPAA, not HIPPA... tho I'd probably
prefer a hypothetical 'HIPPA' acronym better myself :P

Second: this is a product-centric mailing list, so it's appropriate for
questions and discussions surrounding the specialties and nuances of
couchdb, and is not appropriate for questions regarding general
compliance/governance practices for regulatory legislation affecting the
health industry vertical in the U.S.

So whether you intend to store the info in couchdb, flat files, floppy
disks, or on handwritten notes... it'll be necessary to seek out the
compliance advice and certification (if necessary) elsewhere. Searching
'HIPAA compliance' instead of 'HIPPA compliance' hopefully improves your

*matt j. sorenson*

On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM, <> wrote:

> I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with building applications using CouchDB
> while having to follow HIPPA compliance?
> My question is, what information follows under these rules? For example,
> if I"m storing:
> - Patients Name
> - Patients Email
> - Supplements 'Prescribed'
> Does this fall under HIPPA rules?
> or would additional information require HIPPA compliance, for example:
> - Social Security Number
> - DOB
> - Medical Conditions
> There does not seem to be a set checklist of what information would make
> an application fall under the rules or not.

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