Is Xano HIPAA compliant?

Yes, Xano is HIPAA compliant. We can provide a business associate agreement (BAA) for your organization to sign. Please fill out this form.

What you can build with Xano’s HIPAA-Compliant No Code Backend Dev Platform:

  • Patient Portal
  • Survey Program
  • Results Dashboard
  • Budget Tracker
  • Patient Intake Forms
  • Symptoms Tracker
  • Research & Development Database
  • And much more….

Build a HIPAA-compliant application and unify your database and backend with Xano’s No Code Backend Development Platform.

Hospitals, doctors, clinics, psychologists, dentists, chiropractors, nursing homes & pharmacies.

Administrative, physical & technical security

We offer HIPAA compliance in our Enterprise plans.

If your company needs a HIPAA compliant technical setup, you can easily enable HIPAA compliance from the settings of your Xano account and then we will email a signed BAA to you.

You also have to sign the BAA in order to become HIPAA compliant.

If you already have a Xano account and would like to upgrade to HIPAA compliance, you can just go through the upgrade process from your admin. Once you upgrade your data will be automatically transferred to our HIPAA compliant servers and you’ll be HIPAA compliant.

Understanding HIPAA

Administrative Security

Internal administrative safeguards help ensure PHI is correct and accessible to authorized parties only. It is advised that you formalize your privacy procedures in a document.

  • Assigned security responsibility: Designate an executive to oversee data security and HIPAA compliance.
  • Security awareness & training: Employees should be trained on your organization’s privacy policy and how it applies to their job.
  • Identify which employees have access to patient data.
  • Require all outside parties who need to access PHI to sign contracts stating that they will comply with HIPAA security rules.
  • Backup data and have an emergency plan for disasters that could cause information loss.
  • Evaluation: Perform annual data security assessments.
  • Security incident procedures: Create a data breach response plan that addresses notifying affected patients and fixing compromised IT systems.

Physical Security

These HIPAA safeguards help your organization prevent physical theft and loss of devices that contain patient PHI information.

  • Workspace use & security: Limit access to computers by keeping them behind counters, secured to desks, and away from the general public.
  • Facility access controls: Restrict access to secure areas, monitor building safety, and require visitors to sign in.
  • Exercise caution and follow best practices when upgrading or disposing of hardware and software, including securely wiping hard drives.
  • Device & media controls: Train employees and contractors on physical safety best practices, including the importance of securing their cell phones and mobile devices.

Technical Security

Protect your network and devices from data breaches by incorporating security safeguards mentioned below.

  • Encrypt sensitive files that your organization sends via email and ensure that any cloud-based platform you use offers encryption.
  • Protect your network from hackers and other cyberthieves with firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems.
  • Train your employees to identify and avoid phishing scams.
  • Back up data in case of accidental deletion or changes.
  • Transmission security: Authenticate data transfers to third parties by requiring a password, a two-or three-way handshake, a token, or a callback.
  • Require that employees periodically change their passwords, and ensure passwords contain a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Prevent data entry mistakes by using double-keying, checksum, and other redundancy techniques.
  • Keep updated documentation of your organization’s technology and network configurations.