HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is U.S. legislation created to improve healthcare standards.
We know the HIPAA industry is vast and that it is important to work well and communicate with patients while remaining HIPAA compliant.
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Today, we will determine if ContactPigeon is HIPAA compliant or not.
ContactPigeon, which originates in Greece, is an integrated marketing platform to help organizations create unique customer experiences.
It combines contact management, ecommerce analytics, campaign generator, automation smart-logic, and reporting.
And this is possible across multiple channels including email, push notifications, texts, Facebook Messenger, on-site messages, and others.
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Organizations can centralize and standardize customer information to improve and enrich a customer’s journey through centralized workflow management.
ContactPigeon and the business associate agreement
A major part of HIPAA compliance is ensuring a business associate will sign a business associate agreement (BAA). A business associate is a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities that involves the use or disclosure of PHI.
There is no mention of HIPAA or a BAA on the ContactPigeon website.
ContactPigeon and cybersecurity
According to ContactPigeon, the company takes precautions to secure data by using “appropriate electronic, physical and managerial procedures in place . . .” However, not much is listed, only encrypted password security.
Information collected by ContactPigeon may be from customers, third-party vendors, or business partners. Moreover, the company may share information to:
- Service providers
- Survey and market research providers
- Advertising and marketing partners
- Analytics organizations
At the same time, ContactPigeon states that it won’t “under any circumstances, sell your Distribution Lists.”
Is ContactPigeon HIPAA compliant?
The BAA is a key component of HIPAA compliance and ContactPigeon does not appear to sign a BAA.
ContactPigeon is not HIPAA compliant.