What is HIPAA?
US law that was passed to safeguard data and keep it from getting into the wrong hands.
Why be Compliant?
According to HIPAA, if you belong to the category of "covered entities" or "business associates," and you handle "protected health information (PHI),"
you and your business are required to be HIPAA-compliant.
What is a Covered Entity?
"Covered entities" describes U.S. health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers.
"Business associates" refers to any organization or individual who acts as a vendor or subcontractor with access to Personal Health Information (PHI).
How Do You Become Compliant?
Covered Entities and their Business Associates need to protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).
But, it gets more complicated when you start to put together a to-do list. (TrueVault, https://www.truevault.com/blog/how-do-i-become-hipaa-compliant.html)
Rules That Need to be Covered
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- HIPAA Security Rule
- HIPAA Enforcement Rule
- HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
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