Today’s Article on Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rules and their compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules are aimed at protecting the privacy, as well as the security aspects of health information. This set of rules has the intention of providing individuals with some rights on information relating to their health. This is how the three rules need […]

Breaking down the rules into steps makes HIPAA compliance less complicated

HIPAA compliance is a legal requirement for Business Associates and Covered Entities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 with two main intentions: o  To enable employees to keep their insurance intact when they switched jobs or their insurance provider o  To facilitate the payment and information process by putting in place […]

HIPAA Security Rule Principles

Though short in length,HIPAA Security Rule principles are well defined in some areas, but vague in some others, making implementation of these areas difficult. HIPAA Security Rules are an offshoot of the Privacy Rule. While Privacy Rule concerns itself with Protected Health Information (PHI) in general, the HIPAA Security Rule (SR) concerns itself specifically with […]