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By Stephen Trout, , HIPAA Blog, Resources

Protected Health Information – What, When, Where, Why

Protected Health Information must be encrypted according to HIPAA $164.312 Technical safeguards. At first glance this seems obvious even to a casual observer. PHI data must be encrypted because it contains the private health records of a patient, and this private information must be carefully safeguarded. It’s easy to understand that the confidential data must... Continue reading
By Stephen Trout, , HIPAA Blog, Resources

HIPAA Fundamentals

HIPAA is the legislature that was proposed by Senators Kennedy and Kassebaum and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. Title II, a standard of electronic health care transactions This section defines a national standard by which companies that are transacting in Protected Health Information must follow. Protected Health Information or PHI What is... Continue reading