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Covered entities and business associates use technical safeguards to protect electronic protected health information under the HIPAA Security Rule. These are part of every complete HIPAA compliance plan.

HIPAA Technical Safeguards Protect PHI

By |2022-09-28T18:54:11-04:00June 18, 2019|Security Technical Safeguards|

HIPAA technical safeguards protect PHI and have become a major part of any HIPAA Privacy program. Technical safeguards are important due to constant technology advancements in the health care industry.

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Using Cybersecurity to Protect PHI

By |2022-06-01T17:00:18-04:00September 9, 2018|Security Technical Safeguards|

HIPAA Technical Safeguards protect PHI and are a major part of any HIPAA Security program. Using cybersecurity to protect EPHI is a key feature of HIPAA. Technical safeguards are key protections that help to maintain the safety of EPHI as the internet changes.

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Texting Protected Health Information Safely

By |2022-06-01T17:05:54-04:00August 22, 2018|Disclosures of Protected Health Information, Security Technical Safeguards|

The Office for Civil Rights or OCR with HIPAA oversight has not produced the long-awaited guidance on texting protected health information. Finally, at a Health Information Management Conference in March the OCR director said healthcare providers could text message their patients with PHI.

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