A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry: HIPAA Security Rule

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

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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