HIPAA Compliance 101

HIPAA Compliance 101

To become HIPAA compliant, your business will need to implement several physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information (PHI). Some steps you may need to take include:

  • Conducting a risk analysis to identify potential vulnerabilities and threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.
  • Implementing administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect PHI, such as:
    • Implementing secure access controls and authentication mechanisms to limit access to PHI.
    • Encrypting PHI in transit and at rest to protect against unauthorized access and disclosure.
    • Establishing security incident response and reporting procedures to handle and report any potential breaches of PHI.
  • Establishing privacy and security policies and procedures and providing regular training to employees on those policies and procedures.
  • Implementing regular monitoring and auditing of your organization's compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Appointing a compliance officer to oversee compliance and management of the process
  • Obtaining Business Associate Agreement (BAA) from any third-party service provider that handle PHI on your behalf

It's also important to note that HIPAA compliance is an ongoing process. You'll need to regularly assess and update your policies and procedures to ensure you remain compliant with the regulations. Additionally, you may consider consulting a professional for assistance with the compliance process.


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HIPAA Security Reminders

 

HIPAA Security Suite has developed a weekly HIPAA Security Reminder series that’s FREE for all of us who are responsible for, or engaged in, the use and protection of PHI.

Pursuant to Section 164.308(a)(5) of the HIPAA Security Rule, the Standard states: Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

This standard is part of our Best Practices Recommendations for HIPAA Security Suite users, but it’s available for FREE to anyone who wants to comply with HIPAA using the easiest, best tools available.

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