HIPAA Basics: Is Your Practice Compliant?
Privacy and Security HIPAA 2022
The privacy and security of patient health information is a top priority for patients and their families, health care providers and professionals, and the government. Federal laws require many of the key persons and organizations that handle health information to have policies and security safeguards in place to protect your health information — whether it is stored on paper or electronically.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is the main Federal law that protects health information. The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules protect the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information. HIPAA Rules have detailed requirements regarding both privacy and security.
- The HIPAA Privacy Rule covers protected health information (PHI) in any medium, while the
- The HIPAA Security Rule covers electronic protected health information (ePHI).