Are electronic signatures required by HIPAA?

Electronic records are required by HIPAA to be protected from alteration or destruction. Furthermore, for the electronic record to be legally admissible it must be unalterably locked and signed in a way that can be authenticated. Electronic signature software that legally and electronically identifies the creator of the record and that protects the note from alteration or deletion is therefore required. The only current technology that meets those standards is digital signature technology. ICANotes contains this capacity to digitally sign and lock records.

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