Safeguarding your patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) is the law. However, when it comes to complying with the Security Rule (part of HIPAA) and implementation of technical safeguards, no specific requirement as to the technology solution a covered entity must implement to protect ePHI is identified. Rather, the Security Rule codifies that a covered entity must
“Implement technical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to electronic protected health information that is being transmitted over an electronic communications network.”1 This is especially true given the risk of breach and exposure of ePHI over the Internet for covered entities today.
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