Praos Health Inc. and our customers, who are healthcare organizations require confidentiality of operations, activities, and business affairs of the platform and its customers in accordance with the 1996 Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Due to the nature of your work, each clinician will gain, directly or indirectly, sensitive and confidential information on customers/patients and staff members. The health care professional safeguards the customer’s right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential nature including medical treatment information, diagnosis(es), medical records, personal patient information, etc. This information should be shared only with those persons who, due to their position, have a need to know. Sensitive or confidential information must never be used as the basis for social conversation or gossip. If a clinician is in doubt as to whether or not certain information may be shared, he or she should consult with their supervisor at the customer site.
HB 300: The HB 300 is an amendment to the existing federal and Texas laws that increases the protection of electronic protected health information (PHI) beyond the protections found in HIPAA. HB 300 prohibits the sale of PHI and requires notice to patients regarding the electronic disclosure of PHI. It also prohibits one from disclosing a patient’s PHI to any other person in exchange for direct or indirect payment. The new law also allows for civil penalties against a covered entity that wrongfully discloses a patient’s PHI in addition to any penalties for violating federal laws.
By using the Praos Health platform and accepting the Terms of Service when you register for an account, you agree to not use or disclose Protected Health Information (PHI) other than as permitted in the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, and the Security Standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and Subtitle D of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HITECH Act). You agree to be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your specific password and account information. Furthermore, you agree to be responsible for all activities that occur under your password-protected Praos Health account.
Your acknowledgment is implied when you sign up for a Praos Health account either directly on our website or via a job portal of a staffing agency, nursing association, hospital, or any organization.