The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) applies only to covered entities and business associates. Typically, device manufacturers are neither. However, hospitals and other Athena customers that are involved in health care are covered entities, Athena provides the feature set to comply with HIPAA rules.
Q: Is the device HIPAA compliant?
A: Athena Security, Inc. takes patient privacy very seriously. While our company is not a covered entity that is required to comply with HIPAA, we acknowledge that our customers may be subject to HIPAA rules. We encourage customers to ensure that its use of the device complies with facility policies and all applicable state and federal laws.