Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The three components of HIPAA security rule compliance. Keeping patient data safe requires healthcare organizations to exercise best practices in three areas:
- physical security
- technical security
What are the four main purposes of HIPAA?
- Privacy of health information
- Security of electronic records
- Administrative simplification
- Insurance portability - Provides detailed instructions for handling a protecting a patient's personal health information (PHI)
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses (such as Clearwave), and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.