In 1996, Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA ). The purpose of this law was to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system through the development of established health data standards and requirements for the transmission and the storage of electronic health information. HIPAA is the first national regulation on medical privacy and is the most far-reaching federal legislation affecting the use, release and transmission of medical data.

NetDictation believes that emerging privacy and security requirements captured by regulations such as HIPAA are an important improvement to the healthcare industry. We believe the changes required are achieved by policy, process controls and technology upgrades. NetDictation utilizes a system that consists of 128 BIT SSL ( secure socket layer ) Secure FTP and Web servers with firewalls to meet today's needs of security over the Web. We also employ excellent in-house IT personnel who are constantly researching to make our systems more secure. Our security measures meet and exceed all HIPAA regulations related to electronic transmission of patient information.