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About HIPAA Security Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to protect the privacy and security of certain health information.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
The HIPAA Security Rule sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information (EPHI).

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act expanded the responsibilities and liabilities of business associates under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

Who Must Comply with HIPAA?

Healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, Medicare prescription drug card sponsors and other healthcare service providers who generate, use, transmit and store electronic patient records must comply with HIPAA standards.

These “covered entities” face financial, legal and reputational repercussions if their patient’s sensitive information is stolen, misused, or unavailable. Preventing an unauthorized breach of protected health information (PHI) is a core goal of every covered entity in the healthcare industry.

Any business partner, vendor and service provider that handles PHI on behalf of a covered entity must also comply with HIPAA guidelines.