Don’t leave it to the last minute.
Learn how digital signature will impact providers, operators, and healthcare institutions.
With the change in the effective date of the New TISS Standard 04.01.00 to 12/31/2023, providers, operators and healthcare institutions have a unique opportunity to update and adapt to the new standard.
It is essential to take advantage of this extension and not leave it to the last minute, thus ensuring a smooth and efficient transition.
One of the main innovations is the adoption of digital signatures in specific documents sent between institutions.
In this article, we will address the importance of the digital signature and the impacts of this feature with the effectiveness of the TISS standard 04.01.00.
Understanding the TISS Standard 04.01.00
TISS 04.01.00, established by the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS), is the most recent update of the Standard for the Exchange of Information in Supplementary Health (TISS).
This norm aims to standardize electronic communication among all those involved in the medical sector, ensuring greater efficiency, safety, and legal compliance.
Let’s look in detail at some important aspects of TISS 04.01.00.
TISS Standard Components 04.01.00
TISS is made up of four main components:
- Organizational Component:
Defines the guidelines, responsibilities, and deadlines for implementing the TISS standard. It also establishes the security and privacy rules and requirements for the protection of patient data.
- Content and Structure Component:
Details the structure of the electronic messages and documents that will be exchanged between the parties involved. It also includes the definition of terms, codes, and domain tables.
- Health Concepts Representation Component: Describes the concepts, terminologies, and encodings used in the medical sector, facilitating interoperability and understanding of the exchanged data.
- Communication Component:
Specifies the protocols and communication mechanisms used in the electronic exchange of information and documents in the TISS standard.
As mentioned earlier, TISS 04.01.00 introduces the requirement for a digital signature on certain documents, as stipulated by domain table no. 81.
The digital signature is a technology that guarantees the authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation of the information exchanged, increasing security and trust between the parties involved.
Update and maintenance of the TISS standard
The ANS periodically updates the TISS standard to ensure that it is aligned with the needs and advances in the segment.
These updates are communicated to the parties involved and must be implemented within the deadlines set by the agency.
Compliance and Enforcement
The ANS is responsible for overseeing TISS implementation and compliance among plan operators and service providers. The agency can apply penalties and sanctions in case of noncompliance with the established rules and deadlines.
By understanding the details of TISS 04.01.00, institutions, providers, and health insurance carriers can better prepare to implement the changes and ensure compliance with industry requirements.
TISS 04.01.00: the impacts of the digital signature for providers, operators and health institutions
With the increasing number of cyber attacks and data leaks, protecting patient information has become a priority for all medical institutions.
The digital signature, based on cryptography and digital certification, ensures that the documents exchanged between healthcare actors are authentic and cannot be altered or repudiated.
The adoption of the digital signature in the TISS 04.01.00 standard brings several impacts and benefits for providers, operators, and healthcare entities.
Digital signatures provide an additional layer of protection for organizations. Using advanced cryptography and digital certificates, digital signatures ensure that the documents exchanged are authentic and unalterable.
This minimizes the risk of fraud, protecting sensitive patient information and ensuring transaction integrity.
TISS standard 04.01.00 requires the adoption of the digital signature in certain documents and its implementation ensures that institutions are in compliance with the rules and regulations of the medical sector, avoiding penalties and financial losses resulting from non-compliance.
The use of digital signatures in communications between providers, operators, and healthcare institutions strengthens the trust between the various players in the sector.
By ensuring the authenticity and integrity of the information exchanged, the digital signature provides greater security in transactions and increases the credibility of the parties involved.
The implementation of the digital signature in the processes of information and document exchange contributes to the simplification and speeding up of these transactions.
Eliminating physical documents and reducing the bureaucracy associated with manual verification of authenticity and signatures contributes to reducing operating costs and increasing efficiency in institutions.
Transparency and traceability
The adoption of the digital signature in TISS standard 04.01.00 also promotes greater transparency and traceability in the information exchange processes.
With the digital signature, each document has an encrypted record that can be traced and verified, making auditing and process control easier.
Agility in conflict resolution
The digital signature facilitates the resolution of conflicts between providers, operators, and medical entities because it guarantees the authenticity and integrity of the information exchanged.
With the assurance that the documents are genuine and unalterable, the parties involved can resolve disputes more quickly and efficiently.
When considering the transformation generated, it is evident that the adoption of the digital signature in TISS standard 04.01.00 is beneficial for all actors involved. It contributes to a safer, more efficient, and more regulatory compliant industry.
Eval can help institutions adapt to TISS standard 04.01.00
With over 18 years of experience in the market, Eval is a pioneer in the use of electronic signatures, digital certification and cryptography in Brazil.
We offer customized solutions, adapted to the needs of each institution, ensuring compliance with the new TISS 04.01.00 standard.
Eval has a broad portfolio of products and services, including:
- Implementation of digital signatures:
Eval helps implement digital signatures on documents exchanged between providers, operators, and healthcare institutions, ensuring security and compliance with TISS 04.01.00.
- Training and support:
We provide training and ongoing support to healthcare professionals, ensuring they are up to date on the latest trends and best practices in information security and TISS standard compliance.
- Integration with existing systems:
Together with the institutions and other providers, Eval is working to ensure the integration of the electronic signature and information security with existing systems and processes, providing a smooth transition to the new TISS 04.01.00 standard.
Providers, operators and healthcare institutions cannot miss this unique opportunity
With the extension of the deadline for TISS 04.01.00 to go into effect until 12/31/2023, providers, operators and healthcare institutions have a unique chance to update and ensure the security of patient information.
Eval, with its vast experience and expertise in electronic signature, digital certification and cryptography, is the ideal partner to help your company adapt to the new TISS standard and ensure the security of patient information.
Take advantage of the deadline extension and contact Eval today!
Find out how we can help your institution meet the challenges of TISS 04.01.00, ensuring security and compliance in the industry.
Time is of the essence, and the risk of not acting can have serious consequences for your institution and your patients. Protect yourself with Eval’s expertise and ensure a safer future for your facility and the patients you serve.
Don’t miss this opportunity to upgrade and strengthen security in the healthcare industry.
EVAL has been developing projects in the financial, health, education, and industry segments for over 18 years. Since 2004, we have offered solutions for Authentication, Electronic and Digital Signature, and Data Protection. Currently, we are present in the main Brazilian banks, health institutions, schools and universities, and different industries.
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