Changes to the HIPAA Security Rule
Background: The HIPAA Security Rule protects electronic PHI by requiring Covered Entities to implement certain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards surrounding electronic PHI. Like the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule initially only applied to Covered Entities, but the HITECH Act provided that Business Associates must also comply with the Security Rule.
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Topics: Business Associates, Data Breach, Data Protection, Electronic Medical Records, HHS, HIPAA, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, Notice Requirements, OCR, Patient Confidentiality Breaches, Patient Privacy Rights, PHI
Published In: Health Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates
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