IS YOUR BUSINESS PROTECTED?
HIPPA Security Rules
Before HIPAA, there was no set of security principles or general needs for protecting health data in the health
care business. It was the time when innovative technologies were developing, and health care started to shift
from paper processes and rely on electronic information systems to answer eligibility questions, pay claims,
offer health data, and conduct many other clinical and administrative functions.
Nowadays, many healthcare providers use clinical systems such as electronic health records, electronic physician
order entry systems, pharmacy, radiology, and research laboratory applications. Health care plans are offering
admission to care and claims management and member self-service systems. It also makes the medical staff more
productive and efficient (i.e., doctors can analyze patient information and test outcomes anywhere). The higher
adoption of such new technologies upsurges the likelihood of security risks.
The primary purpose of the Security Rule is to guard the individuals' health data privacy while letting covered
entities accept technologies to expand the efficiency and quality of their patient care. It is known that the
healthcare industry is diverse. The Security Rule is created to be more scalable and flexible. An enclosed
entity can apply procedures, policies, and skills suitable for the organizational structure, entity's specific
size, and customers'
e-PHI HIPAA security risks.