Developers and HIPAA

Web app records meds, but not identifiable to patient.

I'm working on a free web application for use by healthcare providers that tracks the usage of antibiotics. I intend to make the application available to anyone as a tool without entering into any formal agreements. The tool would track such information as:

facility census,

medication name, dosage, date given, etc.

patient age, gender, height, weight, etc.


The tool would NOT use identifying information such as name, birth date, SSN, etc. Each patient would be given a unique, anonymous number so that the data can be individualized while not relating to the patient's identity.


Would this application me as a developer to become HIPPA compliant and engage is such procedures as:

Assign a privacy officer

Complete a risk assessment annually

Implement employee training

Review policies and procedures




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Who are your customers? Check all that apply : Health plans or health care providers

What is your organization? : Not for profit, Developer working on homegrown apps within a health care setting, Software developer not specific to health care


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