HIPAA is big. Sprawling and abstract, debatably. Overwhelming and misunderstood, likely.
Let’s boil down HIPAA for a moment into three concepts:
Now, let’s apply those concepts to the impetus behind HIPAA Security: protecting health information. Jump back to our ePHI primer.
How does the federal government want this information protected? Essentially, they want you to ensure:
So what does this mean in practice? Well, depending upon the size of your operation it means you need to be considering tens or hundreds of accommodating policies and procedures.
More to come-
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While this isn't glamorous, by now you've probably seen that it's critical. Information technology is fundamental to your objectives. Alas, it’s not your core competency; you do what you do. IT is ours, and we do it well.
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