The HIPAA security standards govern electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is maintained or transmitted electronically. Some specifications are required, while others are addressable. In this discussion, we will examine the HIPAA Security Rule.
To prepare for this Discussion, read Chapter 9, “Health Care Data,” of your course text Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management.
For this Discussion, refer to the four Safeguards sections within the HIPAA Security Rule: the Administrative Safeguards; the Physical Safeguards; the Technical Safeguards; and the Policies, Procedures, and Documentation section that can be found in your course text.