The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)is a set of standards created by Congress that aim to safeguard protected health information (PHI) by regulating healthcare providers. It has been around since 1996, but began to be taken seriously when the act HITECH (The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) added an additional breach notification rule. Read this whitepaper and to learn more about the following most relevant requirements of HIPAA:
- Administrative safeguards.
- Technical safeguards.
- Policies and procedures and documentation requirements.
- Accounting of disclosures of protected health information.