HealthIT Answers September 10, 2021
By Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
Patient care in a digital age means that most information is stored electronically. These records, known as electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), are collected as electronic health records (EHR) and then stored in a variety of systems. With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in mind, how do you maintain security around the ePHI beyond the EHR?
The HIPAA Security Rule has set the minimum standards for securely protecting all ePHI that a Covered Entity (CE) or Business Associate (BA) receives, creates, maintains, or transmits. This includes all safeguards related to administrative, physical, and technical aspects that those businesses must put in place to properly protect ePHI.
There are safeguards and...