For the last several years,
Naavi has been in the forefront of assisting Indian companies for
complying with the HIPAA regulations as applicable to them as
"Business Associates" of US covered Entities.
In the process Naavi has
been observing the growing importance of HIPAA Compliance
particularly after the HITECH Act coming into force and the need for
Indian Business Associates to be HIPAA Compliant.
The kind of penalties that
US entities are facing for non compliance of HIPAA indicate that
unless the Indian Business Associates are HIPAA compliant US
Companies will not be able to use their services despite cost and
If for the reason of HIPAA
non compliance US Companies hesitate to engage the services of
Indian Companies, it would be a serious setback to the Indian IT
On the other hand if India
becomes a recognized HIPAA compliant country, there could be more
business flowing into India not only from US but may be from other
countries as well.
Being HIPAA Compliant means
that the country is ahead in Data Protection as well and hence Naavi
sees a lot of value addition to the country's Health Care
Information management industry if there is a wide acceptance of
HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance by Indian companies.
In particular, Naavi is
interested in bringing the unorganized home based data processing
industry in India whether they are already into Health Card industry
in the form of Medical transcription or Medical coding or preparing
for such buiness, to come under a common banner with self regulation
systems for compliance of HIPAA/HITECH Act.
This website is the first
step in this direction.