Decoding HIPAA’s Security Rule

Posted December 21, 2016

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In an earlier article we wanted to know the simple differences between the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. (Check it out here if you haven’t seen it yet).

It’s a simple distinction, but what’s not simple is what’s actually in the Security Rule. So if you want to know the important facts of HIPAA’s Security Rule without going crosseyed over their documentation, give this summary a read.

Quick recap: The Security Rule was established to ensure that all Covered Entities have implemented safeguards to protect the confidentiality of ePHI while maintaining its integrity and availability to authorized individuals. This is done through three general safeguards.

We’ve summarized each of those safeguards for you here:

Technical

Physical

Administrative

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